Where they now have some cops foot-patrolling carrying honest-to-jeebus assault rifles: Playground gun law:Oh dear, this sounds terribly familiar somehow. Where have I heard it before?
In a grim portrait of modern Britain, rifle-toting police mix with children on estate plagued by gang shootings / Bedfordshire town suffers nine shootings in four month crime wave
Police say armed patrols in place for 'foreseeable future' to deter violence / Officers with guns and dogs will also be increasing searches to find weapons / With a heavily-armed policeman guarding the playground, assault rifle at the ready, it could be the scene of a terror alert. / In fact, this is a routine patrol just yards from a suburban primary school.
The show of force is designed to calm residents of an estate plagued by gang shootings. In the past four months there have been nine gun-related incidents in Luton linked to the Marsh Farm and Lewsey Farm estates. In the latest, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the back early on Saturday morning. He may never walk again. The violence has left law-abiding families so terrified they welcome the patrols, even if they risk scaring children.
hmmm could it be that people in America have been saying for YEARS that ... when you guns are illegal, only criminals will have guns?
As usual, Kevin Baker is on the cusp of "What Crap Is Happening Now", and he has presented more content in less words than a team of monkeys could produce in a year of random keyboard-pounding ...... which sounds a lot like Obama's "ObamaCare" bill.
Just our luck; in America, when societal breakdown becomes a fact of life Our President is right there with a sledge hammer to pound his constituency into the Mud and the Blood and the Beer.
Fortunately, we have Great Britain to serve as a horrid example of what we can expect if "The Great One" is allowed to have his way with us. (Can you say "bend over and smile", children? I thought you could.)
In the meantime, it seems as if my great purpose in life is to take the example which the estimable Mr. Baker profers via hard work and dedicated research .... and push our collective faces into it until we make soap bubbles in the shit.
Yes, it's a nasty job; but somebody had to do it. And nothing says loving like saying "I Told You So".
What are YOU going to do about it?
BTW .. after I completed this (atypically SHORT blog article) I noticed that I had attached the following laels:
- Second Amendment
- Gun Control
- Bad Things
Which doesn't say much good for "The Brits", does it?
Notice that I have, in a momentarily admirable show of restraint, I DID manage to avoiding the temptation to add "Obama" to the list of categories. (I'm just a little proud of this.) A moment of silence, please, in memory of the LAST time when I resist the quite understandable urge to automatically add "OBAMA" to almost anything which includes any of the other five categories.
After all, he IS The President! He has shown little restraint when yielding to the temptation to point this out upon the slightest provocation .. as if we could forget!