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August 10, 2011

Look At The English Riots and Then Thank God We Have The 2nd Amendment


Efforts to disarm the American public have been under way for decades. Citing public safety concerns over gun violence, members of congress, the media and special interests have made some inroads curtailing the possession of firearms by ordinary citizens. Other developments, most notably the recent Supreme Court decision in Heller v. District of Columbia, have withstood the attack of liberal encroachment and have reinforced the right for law biding citizens to bear arms.

Look at the antique firearms in the picture above. They were state-of-the-art weapons when the most powerful army in the world was defeated by relatively few professional soldiers and tens of thousands of farmers only 230 years ago. Bear this in mind, artillery is the King of Battle but Infantry is still Queen. A determined man with a rifle can take and hold land with devastating effect.

Recent developments in England have revealed that a disarmed citizenry is not only helpless against government excesses, but is also at a great disadvantage from mass thuggery. In a headline from the UK Daily Mail

Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters
A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland.

He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are about what happened. When they talk to each other, they say: “It was a great fire, man!” ’

I am sure that is what many of the young rioters, black and white, who have burned and looted in England through the past few shocking nights think today.

It was fun. It made life interesting. It got people to notice them. As a girl looter told a BBC reporter, it showed ‘the rich’ and the police that ‘we can do what we like’.

For a mob, the perceived threat of harm is just as effective as actually being harmed. And if you think that the British riots cannot happen here, you are sadly mistaken. There are mini-riots that take place in American cities that you rarely ever hear about. Philadelphia is experiencing flash mob riots as are other cities where the motive is pure theft. If American handouts to the "poor" cannot be maintained at a level that satisfies them, be prepared for violence on a scale that may exceed England's current misery.

And with that in mind, be prepared to defend yourself with the thoughtful provision of a firearm made possible by our Founding Fathers. The liberals will cry and moan about this but all they have good intentions and an empty promise from police officials that they will control the streets. Good luck with that.

25 comments:

Shockgrubz said...

That's it, I'm stocking up on ultrasonics. I wasn't even aware of the flash mob riots. Great post!

Opus #6 said...

I lived through the Los Angeles riots. The Korean shopkeepers on the rooftops toting their weapons were the only people keeping the peace somewhat. The police just cruised on by. Seriously, the police were so shell-shocked by the whole Rodney King situation, they PURPOSEFULLY left LA to burn, so as to teach us all what happens when we don't have police. Thank GOD for the well-armed Koreans.

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/01/los-angeles-times-recently-ran-story.html

sig94 said...

Shock - grab 'em if you can get 'em.

http://boingboing.net/2009/05/20/super-sonic-nausea-d.html

subrosa said...

I've no wish to be pedantic but your title states 'British' riots. These riots are in England and England only.

Here in Scotland we have our own culture and our own police and justice system. Thankfully all is peaceful, unless - and it's possible - the copycat syndrome arrives.

The Edinburgh Festival is this month and visitors shouldn't be deterred from visiting Scotland. Our streets are safe and they will be too.

sig94 said...

Opus - There always seem to be a remnant that takes charge of their own affairs and refuses to put up with a lot of crap. Hopefully there more than a few of that kind left in this country.

sig94 said...

subrose - gotcha.

JoeKaminski said...

I used to share this view, but the LA riots changed my mind. I was visiting relatives and their neighbor described trying to protect his business with a shotgun, only to have the thugs pull out guns and fire back at him (after he was basically firing warning shots over their heads.)

If this kind of violence comes to the US law abiding gun owners won't matter when the hoods are all toting guns too (and they are used to using them on each other.)

Don't get me wrong, I believe in the 2nd amendment, and I own a pistol for home security (had to sell my hunting rifles when I lost my leg and couldn't handle the hikes), but other times I worry about some of my neighbors who I don't trust with a weapon. I use to think we'd be better off if everyone was required to own a gun, but then I look at some of my liberal moon-bat neighbors, or the guy next door who's basically OK but who is also a drunk with bad anger problems, and I'm glad they don't own a gun.

banned said...

Our Sikh community were rightly praised for mobilising and proecting their Temples with swords and baseball bats as were Pakistani, Turkish and Kurd shopkeepers yet when about 200 unarmed middle aged white men did the same in Eltham, south London (a low class white enclave surrounded by various minority groups) our brave Police managed to muster 1,000 Officers to send them on their way and then labelled them 'racist extremists'.

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Andy said...

2nd Amendment=Thug insurance. Knowing that one might bump their coconut on a muzzle of a Mossberg or AK-74 gives a would-be thug pause.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I like to call it the "Bubba Effect". When the bubbas (I are one too) get fed up with crap, they will be armed and standing guard. Don't even think of pissing off a "Good Ole Boy"!

Kid said...

Mass Murder only happens in Gun Free Zones.
13 yr olds can get any drug they want 8 days a week on the street.

You want Gun Control? You're a freakin Moron. Go bake some cookies in your undies and STFU.

sig94 said...

Joe K - no one ever won a firefight with warning shots unless they were delivered into someone's chest cavity. If you are afraid to use a gun, then for Heaven's sake don't get one. It will be taken away from you by someone who has the will to use it and they will kill you with it.

sig94 said...

banned - it is indeed a sad, sad commentary.

sig94 said...

Andy - Thug Insurance. I like that. The high power policies are delivered ay 3050 fps.

sig94 said...

Odie - we just don't have enough Bubbas here in the NE.

sig94 said...

Kid - when governments turn entire nations into gun free zones - that's when the greatest slaughter begins.

RG said...

If as few as only two or three people were licensed for concealed carry on the island in the highly liberal Netherlands which does not allow licensed concealed carry, far fewer than 80 defenseless kids would have been massacred for over an hour and a half.

Andy said...

I've been a Mossberg policyholder with an AK-74 rider for several years now.

Anonymous said...

"Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters " - Yes I love the idea of people like these being able to walk into a gun shop and pick up a weapon. Brilliant! And the mentally ill .... and the criminals with false ID ..... yes let's give them guns!!!! Hey England could have a homicide rate just like the USA, with vast no-go areas and people living in fear of walking in the streets. No thanks - England has had a dreadful time this past week, but as an American living in the UK (and desperate to become a citizen of this amazing country) I feel like I live in a civilized paradise compared with the USA. BR, Amie.

sig94 said...

Anon - and England doesn't have those areas now?? Muslims are attacking "infidels" in London, yogs are busy tearing up the bars and sports arenas or are you so busy dry humping your make believe social ideal that you can't catch your breath? The UN declared Scotland, England and Wales the most violent countries in western civilization not so many years ago.

And to help you along with your mindless drivel, Israel has one of the highest levels of gun possession in the world and yet one of the lowest violent crime levels. Also take a look at Switzerland where there is still a compulsory military draft and the men take their MACHINEGUNS home with them - also very low rate fo violent crime.

*Sigh* but of course you are desperate to join a completely socialist country where the State does all your thinking for you. Good. You'll fit right in.

Kid said...

anon, what don't you understand about mass murder only happening in gun free zones.

What don't you understand about 13 yr olds can get heroine on the street but you somehow believe you can keep guns out of the hand of the raving maniacs?

Mental disease, you gots it.

Go back to baking cookies, shut up, and let adults run the show.
surrounded by fricken 3 yr olds.

Sarkis said...

These kinds of riots WILL come to the USA. These riots are happening because a generation of kids have nothing to look forward to, government cuts have taken away their youth centers, taken away job opportunities, and taken away a lot of hope.

And so the Tea Party puritans will ensure something similar here in the US, Medicare and Social Security are already going to be cut, what's next?

The funny thing is, it will be those same Tea Partiers that will be among the rioters, side by side with liberals, probably toting guns; it isn't just liberals that get Social Security and Medicare benefits.

So I agree, the 2nd amendment is a good thing, we're gonna need it when the time comes.

banned said...

@Sarkis apart from the middle class wannabees these "kids" have no intention of working; the UK Government "cutbacks" have not yet happened (except in those areas controlled by the socialists who have made sure to cut back front line services like mobile computer access buses and day trips for the mentally disabled to ensure that their own supporters suffer).

The basics of state funded schooling and healthcare are ringfenced.

The kids had a Youth Center in Salford, Manchester that had magically survived the savage Govt. cutbacks and what did the kids do? They burned it down.

sig94 said...

Sarkis - these kids steal because they want something for nothing. They're not stealing financial securities or food, they're stealing designer clothes and flat panel TV's, IPods and camcorders and other trendy consumer electonics they can get their hands on. They steal because they are unprincipled and selfish. They riot because the incredibly weak response from police indicated that they'd get away with it.

You have partaken of the Kool-Aid, now quietly go sit in the corner and let your brains rot. That kind of thinking got us into this mess in the first place.