How many times have you heard the gun grabbers screech that we should be just like the UK, because they only have a few hundred murders per year?
I’m so sick and tired of hearing the shrieks and moans about how we should be more like the UK! Because no. Just NO!
My latest for the Zelman Partisans explores this “We should be like the Brits” meme.
The UK enacted its strict gun control legislation after the 1996 Dunblane massacre, which resulted in the deaths of 16 children and their teacher. The ban did not stop murders in the UK. As a matter of fact, they increased dramatically in the aftermath of the legislation, and reached their peak in 2003/2004.
That said, the nation has had historically low homicide rates to begin with, so the increase was definitely noticeable.
What also is notable are the low homicide rates prior to the enactment of the gun control legislation, which left most Britons disarmed and vulnerable to armed thugs.
So in a country with historically low homicide rates, one incident prompted a comprehensive infringement on the people’s right to bear arms, and said infringement had no appreciable effect on the already low homicide rates in this country.
Meanwhile in the United States, we finally got rid of the odious and worthless “assault” weapons ban, gun ownership rates have been climbing, and homicide rates have been declining steadily.
Further, the UK government has now decided that if you’re a gun owner, you no longer have rights. Apparently, you’re just not a full citizen – at least that’s what I’m getting from their latest legislation.
Registered gun owners in the United Kingdom are now subject to unannounced visits to their homes under new guidance that allows police to inspect firearms storage without a warrant.
The new policy from the British Home Office went into effect Oct. 15, permitting police and constabularies to conduct surprise home visits to legitimate gun owners.
Property rights? Screw you!
Privacy rights? Screw you!
The right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures? Not if you’re a gun owner.
And this is what the gun grabbers want to enact here to make us “safer”?
The stats prove that the Brits’ gun control legislation did nothing to reduce homicides. So now, they want to further punish gun owners, who are already registered and tracked like criminals, even further.
So go over to the Zelman Partisans and read my latest.
Then tell the gun grabbers shrieking about how we should be more like Britain to stuff it.