As I’ve previously mentioned, crime in England has skyrocketed since their passage of strict gun control laws. The criminals still shoot innocent citizens, and gun smugglers bring illegal guns into the UK just as illegal drugs are imported. The criminals who are willing to commit violent crimes such as murder are just as willing to violate a relatively minor gun control law. Tired of seeing law abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals, Graham Showell decided to do something:
First, he started a gun rights petition, with the goal of bring American style concealed carry to Britain.
More recently, he has started the website www.BritainNeedsGuns.co.uk, which is dedicated to restoring the right of law abiding and mentally stable British citizens to keep and bear arms for self defense – a right which they very suddenly lost.
And to my American visitors: Please take the tragic loss of gun rights in Britain as a warning, as the same could very well happen in the USA – even after the D.C. v. Heller ruling. All it would take is a new Supreme Court justice to defeat the narrow 5-4 ruling in which gun ownership was held to be an individual right. Another threat is the “assault weapon” ban and other so-called “reasonable restrictions” on gun ownership, which are designed to slowly erode the Second Amendment and scare citizens away from gun ownership due to highly technical rules.
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