Don't you love it when the Brits criticize the Colonists for liking guns too much?
And now here's a British Academic suggesting that what we REALLY NEED is a "Benevolent Dictator"! Damn Brits, they still want to tell us how to live.
Would that be, like, a King? You know, a Ruling Monarch, like you guys have. Y'all would love that, wouldn't you? Someone who could just wave his pen and his cell phone and declare that the Constitution was so much shit. (Okay, I'm getting a little scared now.)
Maybe there is a residual resentment that Americans are free citizens, rather than 'subjects', and as such we get to decide for ourselves how we want to live. (See: "Constitution" which applies to all American citizens vs "Magna Carta" which applies to English Nobelmen.)
Those goofy Brits, they're still pissed about that whole Concord/Lexington kerfuffle where they got their ass handed to them when they tried to take guns away from Americans. Remember that time where they resented the American Independence Movement so they tried to resolve the issue using GUNS?
Didn't work out all that well for you, did it? And you're STILL trying to tell us how to live.
In some ways American gun control has regressed rather than progressed in recent years as the federal ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that existed between 1994-2004 has not been renewed by Congress. But it’s too easy to exaggerate the threats or to ridicule gun toting Americans but the reality is far more sad: most deaths occur from guns being used to commit suicide, or are found by children and toddlers who mistake them for toys with devastating effects. When it comes to gun control and American politics then maybe – just maybe – could there be a case for a benevolent dictator who understands that the ballot and bullets, just like guns and safety, just don’t mix?
(The Brits have always taken the Moral High Ground when it comes to firearms. Well, after WWII, when we shipped a shitload of GUNS to them when they were in danger of being over-run by the Krauts; and then when that wasn't enough we came over and did their dirty work for them? They resented us. We saved their ass, and they never forgave us for that.)
Oh crap, these same guys (The Brits) who wanted to kill Americans 300 years ago because we were too damned INDEPENDENT have never forgiven us for our .. uh ... independence. But today, they seem to have finally accepted that they are never going to dominate us politically, or militarily, so they're going to smash us by Speaking Ill Of Us!
So much for us ...
... but what about THEM?
Are you aware that it is illegal for a British home-owner to defend himself against a home invasion?
And at the same time, this:
Several years ago, Kim de Tuit wrote about The Pussification of the Western Male, but he's gone "offline" now and all we have left of his writings are those few essays which have been saved 'elsewhere'.
I'm not sure that Kim's famous (or infamous, depending on your personal philosophy) is entirely accurate.
However, whenever I read of the British successful efforts to
I do understand that The Brits are just bad tempered and bitchy because we have (so far) managed to foil our government's attempts to obviate our God-given rights.
And they have not.
As for you Brits who might be reading this, I have just three words in response:
God Bless America!
Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics and Founding Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is also currently Chair of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom. He was once, for a very short time, a member of the British Army but had to leave because he did not like guns or loud bangs. - See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2016/02/gun-control-and-democracy/#sthash.UBqcD1om.dpuf