The UK has become the repressive hell hole they fought so hard to prevent 70 years ago. I won’t go into the details of the UK’s repressive laws. Pointing out one interesting tidbit will suffice today: despite draconian gun laws, the UK suffers for violent crime than the U.S., a lot more.
This story from The Telegraph in 2009 points out the UK is the violent crime capital of Europe.
A breakdown of the statistics, which were compiled into league tables by the Conservatives, revealed that violent crime in the UK had increased from 652,974 offences in 1998 to more than 1.15 million crimes in 2007.
It means there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe.
From The Blaze today in a story highlighting a Cincinnati newsman’s fact checking (video at link):
“When you break down the apples to apples comparison of violent crime rates between the U.S. and Britain — in 2010, the U.S. had 403 incidents per 100,000 people,” Swann said in the clip. “The violent crime rate in Britain, while difficult to pin down, is at least 776 per 100,000 people. It’s still nearly twice the rate as the U.S.”
Of course, violent criminals feel more embolden when the potential consequences of their violent acts is minimized. Let’s not forget the right to bear arms is a right for reasons of self protection and resisting oppressive governments amongst other things. Let’s not forget or ignore that nearly everything the anti-gun nuts have said is a lie or based on ignorance. Mostly, they’re another group wanting to take away your freedom.