Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thank God for the 2nd Amendment!

It always feels good to be an American and a gun owner when I see stories like this. In the past decade, Great Britain's Labor government led by Tony Blair (that hero to many George Bush fans) has all-but-destroyed the right of British people to protect themselves through the lawful ownership of firearms. For many left-wingers, this was the test-case for those who hate guns and see them as the root cause of all crime. So by following the very example employed by Hitler's Nazi party in 1930s Germany, the Labor government proclaimed that people would be safer if legal handguns were rounded up and (supposively) taken off the streets.

Well, whaddya know? The figures are in and crime in Britain is way up. Naturally, gang and drug violence are at an all-time high because such criminals never have any problem skirting new laws to get their guns. However, the really frightening part is how armed robberies of both homes and business have also skyrocketed. These thugs realize they can now attack with their guns and be confident that their victims will be powerless to defend themselves. Sadly, they're usually right -- in Britain. Thankfully, here in America, we still have a Second Amendment.

The moral of this story is don't take this for granted. And remember, GOPers, "America's mayor" and liberal presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani may actually be the leading anti-gun candidate out there. He's consistently been an opponent of gun-owners' rights and even led the charge by suing gun manufacturers to get a piece of that cash in the wake of the cigarette and fast food lawsuits.

LONDON -- Labour has been accused of losing control of gun crime as new figures show a sharp rise in armed robberies.

Guns were used in 4,120 robberies last year - a 10% jump - including a 9% rise to 1,439 in the number of street robberies where guns were used.

There was also a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of times householders were confronted in their own homes by armed criminals. Residential firearms robberies show a 46% leap, a record 645 cases in England and Wales - up 204 on the previous year and four times the level recorded in 2000-01.


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