Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Dignity of Being Trusted With Your Own Defense

The United Kingdom has deemed its subjects* incapable of being trusted with firearms for personal defense.  Of course, none of this should matter.  It is after all, a safe country.   In fact, the Brady Bunch (or the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, as they prefer to be called), in one of their propoganda posters, slyly imply that England is safer than the US since it has less gun deaths.  According to their spin, the UK is safe.

Or, maybe not.

Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.

Daily Mail, July 3, 2009

Fast forward to today, when several cities are now in the grip of escalating rioting and violence.  If you're in the UK and are caught up in the riot, what can you do?  You can't use a gun to defend yourself.  Well, you can always order an aluminum bat off of Amazon.  If I were you, I'd pay a bit more for expedited shipping.

*And yes, I used the word "subjects."  If you depend solely on the government for your complete protection, you are not governed.  You are ruled.

Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!” So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plow points, mattocks, axes and sickles sharpened. The price was two-thirds of a shekel for sharpening plow points and mattocks, and a third of a shekel for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads. So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan had a sword or spear in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.

1 Samuel 13:19-22


Old NFO said...

Very good points, and the scripture is TRULY appropriate!!!

Anonymous said...

Beat your swords into plowshares.
You may then plow for the man who has a sword.
Paul in Texas