Wednesday, 2 June 2010

What he said

Dr Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance has issued a statement, regarding the shooting spree in Cumbria, which says what I would say, so I'll quote it in full:

"Cumberland shootings: gun bans mean more gun crime"

Speaking today in London, Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, comments:

The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties institute, today calls for the relegalisation of civilian gun ownership in the United Kingdom as the only way for ordinary people to protect themselves against gun massacres.

"This outrage will certainly bring calls from the police and other victim disarmament advocacy groups for further gun control. However, bearing in mind that civilian ownership of handguns was outlawed in the two Firearms Acts of 1997, we fail to see, unless the murder weapon was a shotgun, what there is left to be outlawed.

"The Libertarian Alliance notes that these shootings would have been extremely difficult in a country where the people were allowed to arm themselves. We understand that the killer, Derrick Bird, was able to drive in perfect safety around Whitehaven, shooting people at random. None of his victims was in any position to return fire. Only when armed police could eventually be brought in did he feel it necessary to run away.

"In the United States, at least one campus shooting was brought to a premature end by armed civilians. The same is true in Israel, where many members of the public go about armed. Only in a country like England, where the people have been systematically disarmed, can a killer go about like a fox among chickens.

"The Libertarian Alliance believes that all the Firearms Acts from 1920 onwards should be repealed. The largely ineffective laws of 1870 and 1902 should also be repealed. It should once again be possible for adults to walk into a gun shop and, without showing any permit or proof of identity, buy as many guns and as much ammunition as they can afford. They should also be able to use lethal force, at home and in public, for the defence of life, liberty and property.

"Only then will ordinary people be safe from evil men like Derrick Bird."


Captain Ranty said...

I couldn't agree more.

This nutter would have been sorted within a few minutes. Probably saving many lives.

As it is, the very best we can do is run away and hide, then wait for Dibble to show up.


James Higham said...

This will be used for further controls, as stated, when the opposite needs to be the case.

lowly said...

Well, I'm really sorry to hear about your plight. All I can say is that it's best not to give up your guns in the first place and I can't see why you did, but apparently that's what the people over there wanted and still want. May your chains rest lightly ... and all that.

Trooper Thompson said...

Yes indeed my friends. As the saying goes; 'when seconds count, the police are only minutes away'. All it would have taken is one free man or woman to intervene and drop this mother fucker, but no, we're a bunch of slaves, cowering in fear, crying 'please protect us' to the big brother state, incapable of realising that once we had the power in our own hands to defend ourselves.

Trooper Thompson said...


my above comment was written prior to seeing your comment. In response, all I can say to you is; don't ever let them take your guns, or else you'll turn into a bunch of chicken-necked cowards like us. God bless America, God bless the Second Amendment.

bob k. mando said...

i agree with all this, less one small caveat.

"gun bans mean more crime"

Anonymous said...

Agreed end the Gun ban,like they say an armed society is a polite society

Magna Carta Society Blog said...

No mention either of the right drill for a policeman on the
scene. That is to use local knowledge to commandeer a weapon from a nearby
certificate holder and call up and arm the hue and cry, beginning with
certificate holders and ex army types whom you knew and had previously
trained with. They were teaching that thirty years ago pre health and

Did anyone else notice that the Cumbria Constabulary seemed to be composed
of hatless shaven headed thug types and female midgets standing round in
gaggles consoling each other after they had come out of hiding?