There, but for the Second Amendment and its Defenders, go all of us

From the socialist utopia of Great Britain, gun control capital of the West...

    October 20, 2005
    Derbyshire Times

    Grandad lives in fear

    A defiant grandad, who claims his drug-hit neighbourhood has become overrun
    by crack and heroin dealers, has put knives in every room of his home in case he
    has to defend himself.

    Ron Coleman fears drug addicts on the troubled Grangewood Estate could raid
    his home and says he has been forced to take the extreme measure in

    Mr Coleman (66) who lives alone in a flat at Stockwell Court, off Birchwood
    Crescent, said: "I have to protect [myself], and if anyone asks about human rights, I
    say what about mine?

    "We've complained to the council and police but they don't seem to have done

    The retired bus driver added: "We want the authorities to enforce tenancy
    laws because I want to live my life in peace and not have it blighted by

    But police have warned residents the only way to fight offenders is to
    provide them with information to help secure convictions - and not to take the
    law into their own hands.

    Pc David Randall said: "Residents should never take matters into their own
    hands and must allow authorities to deal with problems or they could get hurt or
    locked up.

That attitude from law-enforcement toward this travesty would explain why the British government, distraught from the failure of gun control to stop violent criminal behavious, recently began looking into KNIFE control.

May such common sense as that enumerated below never escape our American consciousness...

The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage the keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. -- Thomas Paine, Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 (1894)

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