Originally Posted by nitestalker
The English people long ago decided to maintain the most corrupt remnants of medieval oppression. A modern English speaking people that protects the most violent oppressive form of government ever conceived.
It was not crime that brought strict gun controls to England. It was the desire to protect the decedent Royal Family. Their cousins had worn out their welcome in Russia and had been executed. The English subjects gave up their freedoms to protect their Monarchy.
BS. I am from England and lived there for 28 years both before and after the ban. The excuse for the new regulations was the Dumblane massacre. The true intentions of the government in passing such strict laws can only be guessed at but I can tell you that protecting the Royals was the last thing on their mind. I am not defending the government action just disputing your reasoning. The reason they were successful is the lack of a Constitution and Bill of Rights in the UK.
I am happy to live in the United States and hope to become a citizen soon for many reasons. However I do fear that the liberals are looking to take the US down the same path as the UK in more ways than just gun control. I hope they are not successful and I am doing all I can to energize all the pro gun people I know.
I normally stay silent on controversial matters like these but when people spout crap they know nothing about they need to be called on it.
I DO NOT support the BBC, they need to keep their noses out of the business of the US people, but I also don't support jingoistic attacks against a country that has supported the US in more ways than any other country in history.