In Australia at this very moment, a lunatic is holding hostages in a chocolate shop. Reports are vague so far but it seems it’s one Islamist loon with a sawn-off shotgun and 20 hostages.
Most of the city, including airspace, has been shut down and major locations evacuated. The loon says he has bombs everywhere. He probably doesn’t but fair enough, it’s not impossible.
The Australian Prime Monster is going to address the nation on this issue. That’s right. All of Australia brought to a standstill by one maniac with a sawn-off shotgun.
How can this happen? It’s quite simple. The loon knew for certain that nobody else in the shop was armed because law-abiding people are not trusted with any kind of weapon at all. He knew he was in no danger because if someone so much as threw a spoon at him, he’d be the victim and they’d get prosecuted instead of him. They dare not resist. Impeding a criminal in the execution of his duty is a crime.
That is what the West’s governments have done to the people. Shit-scared sheep who run and cower at the sound of a dog barking. Meanwhile they arm the police with more and more weaponry so they can look after the herd that is no longer allowed to look after itself.
A few short decades ago, that loon with a shotgun would have found himself looking down the barrels of twenty guns before he said a word. It doesn’t even have to be twenty. If 10% of the people carried guns then a shop with twenty people in it would likely have two with guns.
Would you risk it? Which two have guns? Is one or both of them behind you when you shout ‘This is a stick-up’?
Now there is no risk. Any criminal knows they can walk into any crowded public area and be the only one armed.
I’ve never owned a live-round gun. I used to have an airgun but no longer. The Scottish Nannying Puritans plan to ban those too so I sold mine before they do it.
The thing is, any criminal attacking me in the past would not have known whether I had a gun or not. Or whether I had a Crocodile Dundee knife strapped to my back. Now they are absolutely certain I have neither because only criminals have them. The law-abiding don’t even have a Swiss army knife in their pockets. The criminals’ weapons were illegal before all the bans anyway, it made no difference to them at all. Except to make their lives easier.
I once returned from a camping holiday and we left the train at Cardiff to visit some shops on the way home. Specifically, Bud Morgan’s model shop. This would be around 1974 – 76. We had been in town for quite a while before I realised I still had my very sharp camping knife on my belt. Nobody had remarked on this, nobody had even noticed.
Try it now and you’ll have police helicopters overhead and will face years of jail. Even if you had no intention of unsheathing the (rather more than three inches) blade.
Oh, you can still buy the knives. You just can’t use them anywhere. Rather like cigarettes and booze.
You are not permitted to have a gun without intense licencing and if you get one you can’t carry it around. Handguns are not even legal in the UK to the extent that the UK Olympic pistol shooters have to train in other countries and ex-SAS soldiers are not trusted with them. Yet shootings happen all the time because criminals always bought theirs illegally so the ban had only one effect on crime.
It made it easier. The criminals are delighted to know for certain that they will not be shot when they attack you.
And so, one man with a crappy sawn-off shotgun can walk into any shop anywhere and shout ‘I have a gun’ and he can watch the sheep baa themselves into any corner he wants.
He knows for sure that there is nobody behind him pulling out a ’45. For sure.
This is how one man with a shotgun takes down a country. The country has made itself ready for him.
Slow handclap time.