I’m Counting My Blessings!
I just read a sad letter to the editor in my recent Guns & Ammo magazine. It was from a gentleman living in the UK. It was titled, “Count Your Blessings.”
I will borrow most of his letter and paste it here:
Wow. I have to admire the perseverance of those who choose to jump through those crazy hoops! That famous “British stiff upper lip” still lives, eh?
A distinction the letter-writer didn’t make was that this is what the LAW-ABIDING subjects (they aren’t citizens in the UK) have to go through. However, if you’re a CRIMINAL in the UK, all you have to do is just go get yourself a gun and do whatever you please. No hoops. Just do it.
As a criminal in the UK, you can also be virtually certain that your intended victims have no way of defending themselves. Perfect! A (helpless) target-rich environment! And, even better… if the victims DO take some sort of defensive action, they can be held civilly and criminally liable. Yep… if you are mugged, raped, robbed, or ganged-up on by thugs, you cannot legally defend yourself. And, if you do defend yourself and hurt the bad guy, YOU become the “bad guy” and go to jail. To use the British vernacular: Bugger! 🙁
Butter Knives Dangerous?
In the UK, even butter knives are regulated. No kidding. Look at the legal disclaimer for a butter knife on Amazon.co.uk:
None of my pocket knives would be legal in the UK. Over there, the blade no more than 3 inches, and folding knife cannot have a mechanism that locks it in the open position. Plus, you have to have “good reason” to carry a knife there. “Good reason” is subjective and to be determined by a court, after you’re charged. Lovely.
I can’t even imagine living in a place where the criminals have more freedom that law-abiding citizens. Well… we do have some pockets of such disparities here in the U.S. (Illinois, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts).
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union…
Our Constitution was written by some brilliant men. Yet, on the current cover of Time Magazine (liberal rag that it is) is an image of the Constitution being SHREDDED with a title, “Does It Still Matter?” Really? This is a REAL question?? I suspect the morons at Time Magazine would be the first to squeal if there was an infringement upon the First Amendment (freedom of the press). But, I supposed they don’t care so much about the others. Without the 2nd Amendment, there would be no guarantee of the other Amendments.
Count your blessings, Dental Warriors. And, use whatever means necessary to protect your Rights. First and foremost, that means using your right to VOTE. Furthermore, teach your children accountability and self-reliance. I fear those personality traits are being supplanted by the entitlement mentality pervading our culture. Yet, I am confident it is those American traits that have made this country what it is and what it will be. Or you can choose to become “subjects.”
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin