If you want to see what a disarmed society looks like, look no further than England.
Thousands of angry, drunk, violent thugs running wild and stealing anything they can carry. Shopkeepers and homeowners crippled with fear, unable to defend their loved ones or their property. Innocent citizens forced to watch helplessly while their life’s dreams — everything they worked so hard to build and acquire — are carried out the door, or smashed to pieces, or burned to the ground.
Men, women and children forced to strip naked in the streets, while packs of criminals laugh and ridicule them before making off with their clothing.
The fact is, when British politicians stripped their citizens of their God-given right to self-defense, they robbed them of their freedom and their dignity.
Sales of baseball bats are up over 5,000% on Amazon.co.uk. This isn’t to mark the beginning of little league season. These are desperate homeowners and shopkeepers purchasing the best - and in reality, only - self-defense tool that the British government will allow them to own . . . at least for now.
If past is prologue, this flood of baseball bats into London will spark cries from government leaders for mandatory bat registration and a wave of new laws on how, when, and under what circumstances British citizens may carry or swing a bat. After all, this is exactly how British citizens lost their gun rights.
First came mandatory gun licensing. Next came a wave of restrictions on firearms ownership. Then came the outright gun bans.
It has been illegal to own a handgun in Britain for nearly 15 years. As a result, Britain’s violent crime rate has soared. In fact, Britain consistently clocks-in with the highest violent crime rate in all of Europe. Last week’s riots notwithstanding, you are six times more likely to be mugged in London than in New York. These are the inconvenient statistics that the gun-ban crowd likes to sweep under the rug.
As if banning handguns didn’t send a strong enough message to criminals that British citizens are ripe for the picking, the British government went even further in 1999.
Recall the tragic story of Tony Martin, the British farmer who was awakened one night to the sound of breaking glass and found two burglars in his home. Martin had been robbed six times before. This time, he went downstairs, retrieved a shotgun, and fired at the intruders.
For this, Martin received life in prison for killing one of the burglars, ten years for wounding the other thug, and one additional year for possession of an unregistered shotgun. The wounded burglar served just 18 months of a three-year sentence and was given $5,000 in legal assistance from Britain’s Legal Services Commission so he could sue Martin for violating his civil rights.
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I remember the Rodney King riots in 1992, in L.A., which were basically race riots much like what has taken place over in London. I remember how the urban blacks turned on the businesses in their own neighborhoods and sacked them, much like what we have seen in London, last week. Chic psychologists will tell you that of course a mob has no brain; it is sheer violence and primal id, unleashed. What really happens is the poor classes sense a source of entertainment, and an opportunity to loot, get free stuff - the looters in L.A. were crying out, "It's Christmastime! It's Christmastime!"
I also remember how the businesses of the local Korean shopkeepers became a prime target of choice - because the urban blacks, in a twisted logic - view the Koreans as keeping them down via their success. When I first came to America I did what work was available, and the urban blacks I worked with told me themselves: "The Orientals are willing to do any job no matter how hard or how low and for half the price. They live ten or twenty to a two room apartment, packed in their like sardines and save money that way, start buying up all the beat up run-down real estate. Then the Orientals become the landlords in the poor areas, and the Orientals run the cash registers."
I can hear it now - I'm going to be called a racist for daring to say the above. Whatever - the very word 'racism' has been made meaningless by the people who throw it out at the drop of a hat. I call it the way I see it, and being in a bi-racial marriage makes it even more meaningless when thrown at me. What took place in the U.K. was in fact a series of race riots, first in London and then it spread to Birmingham and Manchester; where mostly African and West Indian blacks targeted the whites but more especially the East Indian shopkeepers, who are fastidious merchants and restauranteers. This phenomenon is a kind of racism where one minority targets another minority.
But that is not my point.
My point is that in when these kind of race riots occurred in L.A., the only shops that survived the savage onslaught were in fact the very establishments that were targeted as primo pickings: the Korean businesses, because of the sentiments expressed above. And the reason why they survived is because the Koreans are very organized; every Korean community has a Korean Association, and almost every Korean businessman has served in the ROK military, and as any American who has pulled duty in the Republic of Korea will tell you, ROK soldiers are the toughest on Earth and THEY DO NOT F*CK AROUND.
The Korean merchants of East L.A. armed themselves with their legally-acquired AR-15s, Mini-14s and Remington 870s, and manned their grocery stores and laundromats. When the looters came to Korea Town, they were met by volleys of rifle and shotgun fire.
I toured the riot-hit neighborhoods of East L.A. and downtown Hollywood not long after the riots and saw for myself the damage the inhabitants had brought upon themselves. What stood out was the Korean businesses. There were some broken windows and some incidental fire damage from adjacent structures, but it was remarkable to see these islands of civilization amongst the rubble and the burnt out storefronts.
Moral of the story: arm yourself with as many guns as you can get your hands on and keep them as close to yourself as possible. The right to self-defense is derived from Deity, it is natural law, and the way it is expressed in the Constitution reads: " . . . shall not be infringed . . ."
What took place in the U.K. last week is vivid example of how the Road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Be very distrustful of any politician who expresses any kind of sentiment toward the restriction or registration of gun ownership because now we see where it leads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it . . . STORMBRINGER SENDS