March 11, 12:13 PMAustin Gun Rights Examiner
It doesn't take genius to figure this one out. (Wikipedia)(Hat tip to faithful reader Mr. X)
When two burglars broke into Simon Thomas’s pub in Sussex, he grabbed one of his hunting shotguns and held them for police. But it took police 50 minutes to respond to Thomas’s emergency call, enough time for the burglars to unload the stolen goods from their vehicle and disappear.
The following quotes pretty much tell the story:
“I called the police and they told me they didn’t have anyone available to come over right away but to put the gun away so I did.” – Simon Thomas, pub owner
“The call was graded for immediate response. Officers arrived as soon as possible but were responding to other calls at the time.” – Sussex Police spokeswoman
Police didn’t have time for “immediate response” but did have time to tell Thomas to put away his gun. After he complied, the thieves took the opportunity to escape.
In hindsight, Thomas admitted regret for not shooting them. His two children were asleep at the time. Said Thomas: “Protecting them was my priority.” (Pub and home all part of single structure.)
It’s a good thing he didn’t shoot, because Tony Martin has already shown what happens to those who use shotguns to defend against home invaders in Britain. After suffering repeated break-ins and no police support, Martin shot and killed one home invader and wounded another. For his efforts, Martin spent five years in prison for manslaughter and was sued by the wounded criminal.
Thomas’s frustration is understandable. He did the “right thing” by calling the police and asking the professionals to handle it. However, the British police are increasingly hard to find.
By the end of 2006, nearly the Telegraph reported that 900 police stations had been closed in England and Wales.
In 2007, the Daily Mail reported that one police station closed every week, and that “only one in eight is open round the clock.”
Thomas should thank his lucky stars he was able to talk to a live human at 2 AM.
Contrast this with Texas, where one home owner was frightened awake by the sound of breaking glass. He, too, used a shotgun to defend himself. In this case, even the invader’s father placed the blame on his son.
In another case, two home invaders kicked in a door, but were met by an armed homeowner, who killed one and wounded the other. (It took less than five minutes for police response in this case.)
Both Britain and America have one thing in common: They both know that the police aren’t responsible for your life and property.
There is one vital difference: In America, you still have the right to protect yourself.
March 11, 2010
Small Children Listed for Thought Crimes
Teachers are to be told that even if a primary school child uses homophobic or racist words without knowing their meaning, simply teaching them such words are hurtful and inappropriate is not enough.
Instead the incident has to be recorded and his or her behaviour monitored for future signs of 'hate' bullying.
The accusations will also be recorded in databases held by councils and made available to Whitehall and ministers to help them devise future anti-bullying campaigns.
Examples of the appalling hate crimes British bureauweenies will stop at nothing to prevent:
The scale of the effort to stop children using homophobic or racist language was revealed after the parents of a ten-year-old primary school pupil in Somerset, Peter Drury, were told that his name would be put on a register and his behaviour monitored while he remained at school.
The boy was reported after he called a friend 'gay boy'. His parents fear the record of homophobic bullying will count against him throughout his school career and even into adulthood.
In another incident last year a six-year-old girl, Sharona Gower, was reported for 'racist bullying' at her school near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
Sharona was chased by two 11-year-old girls, one of whom taunted her that she had chocolate on her face.
The six-year-old responded to one of the girls, who was black: 'Well, you've got chocolate on yours.'
Good luck in your future careers, Peter and Sharona. You will definitely be needing it, now that your permanent records have you listed as thought criminals.
At least they'll have plenty of company:
One report last year by the Manifesto Club civil liberties think-tank said that 40,000 children each year are having racist charges added to their school records.
Only 40,000? That's not enough…
But ministers aim to make reporting of supposed 'hate taunting' a legal requirement for every school, primary as well as secondary, and every local authority across the country from the beginning of the new school year in September.
That ought to help in future roundups of counter-revolutionaries for the gulags racists for sensitivity training.
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