Like England?

AR-15 ex

This morning in the Telegraph, there was this article:  NRA’s Wayne LaPierre’s gun warning for Obama: ‘We don’t want to be like England’.

Here’s what Lapiere said:

 “We don’t want America to become like England, where some of that nation’s outstanding rifle competitors keep their hobby a dark secret from their neighbours for fear of social disapproval,” said Mr LaPierre. “We’re not going to let the anti-gunners push us into that zone.”

Here’s what someone here said:

 “Of course you have to go through a series of checks to obtain a licence,” Mr Scanlan told The Daily Telegraph. “But if you want a gun for legitimate sporting purposes there are no real barriers.”

No real barriers, huh?  Here’s the truth:

You can’t own a handgun.  There is no “legitimate sporting purpose” in the eyes of the government.  Nope, not even a TC Contender.  They had to pass a special law to let the olympic events have pistol shooting here.  The UK Pistol team can’t even practice here.
You can’t defend yourself.  There’s no right of self-defense.  You are supposed to retreat retreat retreat and let the bad guy do what they do.  There’s certainly no castle doctrine of “legitimate” use of deadly force.
There’s no “legitimate sporting purpose” for semi-automatic firearms.
Every firearm is licensed for a specific purpose.  Use it outside of that purpose and you can lose the license.

The only thing worse than this will be when/if the US media picks up on it and runs the story there.  The low-information voter will believe these lies just like they believe the lie of how great the NHS is (it isn’t…but that will be another post).

Don’t let the media lie to you.

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