Over the weekend, British subject stucon90 took it upon himself to lecture pro-rights activists on how much better once-Great Britain is than the United States thanks to the former’s draconian gun control, saying:
Curiously, Stuart deleted that particular tweet, but twazzup was able to dig it up again (what is it with anti-rights individuals lacking the courage to defend, or even stand by, their convictions?). Additionally, for the sake of clarification, the "anachronisms" Stuart are referring to are the American notions of allowing law-abiding citizens to peaceably own/carry firearms, and the right to self-defense.
Well, I will try to keep in mind just how "safe" the streets are in once-Great Britain while I read about the devastating, now-multi-day riots in Tottenham, England, and I will try to keep in mind just how "anachronistic" the notion of private ownership of arms is while Kevin reminds of something else that happened in Tottenham over a century ago. [Update] And, as Firehand points out, these riots are in response to the British bobbies shooting and killing an armed criminal while attempting to arrest him for crimes involving firearms, something that is completely impossible on London’s "safe streets" thanks to their comprehensive "gun control". [/Update]
I am positive these riots will do wonders for improving the violent crime rate in once-Great Britain… a violent crime rate that is four times America’s and the highest in the European Union.
Really, how can you even begin to have a meaningful conversation with people like stucon90? When their perceptions of reality are so far divergent from the facts, there really is no point.