Monday, February 1, 2016



You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your
bedroom door.

Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled

At least two people have broken into your house and are
moving your way.

With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and
pick up your shotgun.

You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door
and open it.

In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

One holds something that looks like a crowbar.

When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise
the shotgun and fire.

The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.

One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the
front door and lurches outside.

As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you're
in trouble.

In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and
the few that are privately owned are so stringently
regulated as to make them useless.

Yours was never registered.

Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has

They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal
Possession of a Firearm.

When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry:
authorities will probably plea the case down to

"What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask.

"Only ten-to-twelve years," he replies, as if that's

"Behave yourself, and you'll be out in seven."

The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local
newspaper. Somehow, you're portrayed as an eccentric
vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as

Their friends and relatives can't find an unkind word to say
about them.

Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge
that both "victims" have been arrested numerous times.

But the next day's headline says it all:

"Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve to Die."

The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into
Robin Hood-type pranksters..

As the days wear on, the story takes wings.

The national media picks it up, then the international

The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.

Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and
he'll probably win.

The media publishes reports that your home has been
burglarized several times in the past and that you've been
critical of local police for their lack of effort in
apprehending the suspects.

After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you
would be prepared next time.

The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were
lying in wait for the burglars.

A few months later, you go to trial.

The charges haven't been reduced, as your lawyer had so
confidently predicted.

When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it
all works against you..

Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man.

It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you of all

The judge sentences you to life in prison.

This case really happened.

On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth Hungate, Norfolk, England,
killed one burglar and wounded a second.

In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life

How did it become a crime to defend one's own life in the
once great British Empire?

It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.

This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to
minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to
be made only to those who had a license.

The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not
only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.

Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of
any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration
of all shotguns. 

Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest
after the Hungerford, Berkshire, England mass shooting in 1987.

Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov
rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw.

When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

The British public, already desensitized by eighty years of
"gun control", demanded even tougher restrictions.

(The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the
objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

Nine years later, at  Dunblane, Scotland, Thomas Hamilton
used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a
teacher at a public school.

For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as
mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.

Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up
law-abiding gun owners. 

Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all
pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all

The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of
the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

During the years in which the British government
incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a
citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen
as vigilantism.

Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were
threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer
considered a reason to own a gun.

Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were
charged while the real criminals were released.

Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was
quoted as saying,"We cannot have people take the law into their own hands."

All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed numerous times,
and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings
by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.

Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of
his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns
were given three months to turn them over to local

Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.

The few who didn't were visited by police and threatened
with ten-year prison sentences if they didn't comply.

Police later bragged that they'd taken nearly 200,000
handguns from private citizens.

How did the authorities know who had handguns?

The guns had been registered and licensed.

Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?


"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an
irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's
--Samuel Adams

If you think this is important, please forward to everyone
you know.

You had better wake up, because Obama is doing this very
same thing, over here, if he can get it done

The UN Small Arms Treaty that Hilary is negotiating would
take away our 2nd Amendment rights.

And there are stupid people in congress and on the street
that will go right along with him.

Just remember - the reason the Japanese didn't invade the
USA is because they knew that most of the citizens were armed.
"In GOD We Trust"

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