Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 | Author:

This is a thoughtful piece about life in England since handguns were banned. It focuses on a man named Tony who killed another man who had broken into his house. Tony, who acted completely in self-defense, is still in jail. This is well put-together and well worth watching, if only for the warning they send to their American cousins.

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  1. Jim Wetzel says:

    That’s a very good — and timely — piece of video.

    I think a good part of the trouble is that most people who are comfortable around firearms and shooting also tend to be admirers of police and military forces (not that those differ much these days) and very accepting of the gun-pointing side of government. Only a couple of decades ago, I was guilty of that myself, so it’s hard for me to blame my countrymen for thinking that the policeman and the soldier are their friends. Understandable or not, though, we’ve simply got to get free of that mentality and grow ourselves some Patrick Henry attitudes.

    Good blog, by the way. I’m putting a link up.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    That’s a good point, Jim. My generation was raised to believe the policeman was your friend. And truth be told, he probably was. In those days, they weren’t trained to shoot first and ask questions later. ‘Course, they weren’t fighting a “War on Drugs” back then – they really were just trying to keep the peace.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and thanks for the link! I’m off to check out your blog.