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Thursday, October 23, 2008

 
They Say That Obama Will Turn Us Into France

It's worse - he could turn us into Great Britain. The NRA has a fact sheet on Obama's Second Amendment record. The Rott has the NRA's latest video ad.

This 2004 Telegraph article gives a short history of the disarmament of British citizens, and some mention of its appeasement of criminals. British gun control goes so far as to criminalize self-defense:

Finally, in 1967, tucked into an omnibus revision of criminal law, approved without discussion, was a section that altered the traditional standards for self-defence. Everything was to depend on what seemed "reasonable" force after the fact. It was never deemed reasonable to defend property with force. According to the Textbook of Criminal Law the requirement that an individual's efforts to defend himself be "reasonable" is "now stated in such mitigated terms as to cast doubt on whether it still forms part of the law".

The right to self-defense seems to be making a comeback in Great Britain. Let's not follow the opposite trend here.

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