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Will Gun Control be coming to us like this?

August 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Will Gun Control be coming to us like this?

This was sent to me by my next door neighbor, a fellow Texas Patriot and gun owner. It’s been around the block a number of times but it never hurts to send it out for one more round! Thanks Jeff!

You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire The blast knocks both thugs to the floor. One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside. As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.

In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few That are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless. Yours was never registered. Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died. They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.

“Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’s nothing. “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven..”

The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper.. Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys. Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them. Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous times. But the next day’s headline says it all: “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.” The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters. As the days wear on, the story takes wings. The national media picks it up, then the international media. The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.

Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll probably win. The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects. After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time. The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.

A few months later, you go to trial. The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted. When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you. Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man. It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.

The judge sentences you to life in prison..

This case really happened.

On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.

How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire ?

It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.

Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed Man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw. When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners. Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, Sealed the fate of the few sidearm still owned by private citizens.

During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism. Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands..”

All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.. Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities. Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law. The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply. Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed. Kinda like cars.

Sound familiar?


“..It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..” -Samuel Adams

If you think this is important, please forward to everyone you know.. You better wake up cause your new president is going to do this very same thing over here if he can get it done.. And there are stupid people in congress and on the street that will go right along with him.

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10 Responses to “Will Gun Control be coming to us like this?”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    Yes, this is how the socialists in this country will ATTEMPT to do it. Unfortunately, there are enough left-leaning and -thinking liberals (eg: 2008 elections) who won’t listen to common sense and will follow along like priggish lemmings to push the entire country over the edge of the gun control cliff.

    No slippery slope here.

    2A, all the way - this is what keeps the government from totally controlling our lives right now. Fight to keep gun grabbers out of power. Make it one of the criteria in your voting habits.

  2. comment number 2 by: Katie

    Unlike England, there will be civil war if the left does try this stunt.

  3. comment number 3 by: thirdpower

    Then there’s the fact that the British Gov’t is financially assisting the families of the actual criminals, the ones who robbed Martin, to sue him and his estate.

  4. comment number 4 by: minuteman26

    Have seen this previously. The Brits have the Magna Carta but on a whole they are pretty friggin dumb to allow gun control to happen in the way it did. Law enforcement in this particular case should be drawn and quartered for prosecuting this poor guy in the first place. Katie your right; there will be a civil war if that crap is tried here and we’ll get it all sorted out. I get pissed every time I read that article.

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    I get pissed every time I read that article.

    So do a lot of folks, that is the reason we need to see it every so often…

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    The story of Mr. Martin is true.

    Prior to our entry into WWII, England was standing alone against Nazi Germany and it didn’t look good. If Hitler had invaded and conquered England, logistically we couldn’t have stopped Germany since fighting a war across the Atlantic would be impossible without having a land base. Since the English people had already been disarmed, American Citizens sent their own personal firearms to England to help the English People defend their homeland from a land invasion. Thankfully England was never invaded but I wonder if these guns ever got to the English people and if so, were they collected up after the war? It’s possible this may have been one of those donated guns

  7. comment number 7 by: BobF

    Patrick Henry — Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defence? Where is the difference between having our arms in our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defence be the_real_object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?

  8. comment number 8 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    That would happen in Fornicalia.

    Not Tejas.

    And obviously that guy was sufficiently stupid as to not consult an attorney. A 2A attorney.

    You HAVE to, people, be AWARE of what’s going around you these days.

    If you ASSUME — you make an ASS out of U and ME.


  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    BZ, I don’t think a 2A attorney would be of any help, this was in England, and the 2A is NOT in play…

  10. comment number 10 by: Patrick Sperry

    Yes, I am of a mind that something along these lines will be the ruse used to destroy our unalienable rights. Shut up the masses with ridicule and rhetoric, and there goes the First Amendment. Create “user fees” and the like, combined with the aforementioned, and there goes the Second Amendment. Pack the SCOTUS and do away with the Tenth Amendment.

    The treatment of the Colonials by the Crown, in ignoring The Rights of Englishmen led to the rather bloody founding of the United States. If the people that Laird it over the lessors from Washington keep heading in the same direction as King George did the results will be much along the same lines.