Thursday, 6 October 2011

Why has this man been arrested for attempted murder? Answer is the state is too powerful

The picture on the left is taken from Britain needs guns and it provides half the answer for the current situation in the UK.  That situation being the one the householder finds themselves in when under threat, why half the answer?  Well simply put the part of being on 'hold' whilst waiting for the police is only too true, especially when situations like this occur.  However here is the nub of the situation, you can't arm yourself for self protection and so you're defenceless (unless you live in Northern Ireland).  So just wait for the police to turn up and trust the rapist/burglar/looter/mob will not do you too much damage.  Like sheep the British people walked into this situation in a classic example of moral panic after Dunblane and banned legally held hand guns.  Yet it was not necessary as I highlighted in that earlier post and the banning of such items leveraged a huge amount of power to the state. 




So where does this leave us?  Well as well as being solely reliant upon the police for protection (I know in theory a householder can use self defence but with what an elderly, disabled or sole occupant is helpless unless armed).  There is also the fact that even when householders do defend themselves the police when they do eventually turn up arrest them!  Sounds strange but it has happened here, A man who has opened fire and wounded a burglar in Worcestershire has been arrested for attempted murder, one question why?  So I propose:


1.  The repeal of the recent legislation that banned legal ownership of guns.  See petition here.  
2.  An absolute right to defend ones own property see petition here.


If these measures are enacted then you can expect to see a substantial reduction in occurrences such as this. Less crime, more freedom and a classic case of sound libertarianism at work or perhaps we should just go on relying on the state?  Anyone care to tell me how many burglaries there are in Texas by way of comparison?  Please visit the sites I linked to and debate below. 

6 comments:

thesystemworks said...

It was the case of the elderly farmer Tony Martin back in 2003 that woke me up to the disgusting situation that exists in Britain today. He killed a career criminal and wounded his accomplice when they broke into his home. To get out of a life sentence, he was compelled to humiliatingly plead insanity after being imprisoned for over three years. To rub vinegar on that wound, he has to inform the scumbag who broke into his home of his whereabouts, a man with over 30 prior convictions. That scumbag later got free legal aid to sue the old farmer.

You couldn't have made it up.

Paul said...

Thanks TSW you are absolutely correct the system is a mess. Texas and Israel have the right laws in this regard.

Isobel said...

Well, Paul, I hate to disagree...but I usually do. :) If anyone thinks that having the right to arm oneself reduces crime they should take a look at the United States and then possibly re-evaluate. I mean really...I can get stats if you need them...

Paul said...

Isobel, thanks for commenting I'm fed up with blogger though I've only just noticed your comment yet I've been signing in every day! Please do provide stats though to support your argument. But in a nutshell my own argument is supported by looking at Israel and American states with more liberal gun laws, do you know what the burglary rate is in Texas compared to the UK? It is practically zero, but lets get back on home turf in the UK it was reduced compared to now the firearms act of 1997 merely banned the ownership of handguns by law abiding folks. Those sort of laws never do work and never have they just led to powerful government.

Phil A said...

One wonders how more or less likely last summer's riots would have been and how widespread if the rioters had needed to take armed reponsible citzens into consideration.

Isobel, I suspect your stats will show far fewer burglaries on a like for like comparison.

Paul said...

Excellent comment Phil thanks.