If you’re like me, you’ve been in an argument with an anti-gun leftist who brings up how England is gun-free and that we should be more like them. Because peace, love, unity. Because guns are mean boom-boom sticks who shoot people of their own free will. Better not to have them at all, because safety. Without guns, there can be no crime. Right? Wait… right?
Turns out, no. Because in super anti-gun England, there was just a shooting. In a gun-free zone. In this case the gun-free zone happens to be the entire country. So how did this shooting possibly happen?
Three people have been shot dead, including the suspected gunman, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, police have said.
The shootings happened near to a swimming pool at about 9am. No shots have been fired by officers.
Those killed are reportedly two women and a man. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and there are no indications that the matter is terrorist-related.
One local man, who did not want to be identified, said: “From what I understand a man shot himself and his family.”
Officers raided a house in Hatt Close, Moulton, Spalding, which one resident in the street claimed was linked to the shooting.
If this were in America and they were allowed to defend themselves? There’s a good chance the only dead person would be the intruder (see Gunman with AK-47 Robs ‘Gun-Free Zone’ Waffle House. Gets Dropped by CC Holder… and Thanks 2A: Woman With Gun Stops Crazed Stalker in His Tracks). But as this is not in America but Jolly Olde England, different outcome.
No, I’m not saying having a gun is the be-all, end-all for self-defense. Well… okay maybe I’m saying that a little bit. There’s no guarantee a gun will save you from a gunman. That I can say with certainty. But you’d have a much better chance at living through a dangerous situation if you were locked and loaded, and not defenseless save a scalding cup of tea.
But the macro issue here is England being without guns. Their citizenry isn’t allowed to own weapons on the whole, barring some rare exceptions. So how did this happen? If guns are banned, if people aren’t allowed to own guns, how did an armed gunman kill people? With a gun?
Obviously I wasn’t going to leave you hanging there like some kind of mind-bending riddle. This guy got a gun because he’s a criminal. Because laws aren’t followed by criminals. Hence the criminalness.
So even in a country where guns are as scarce as a fresh breath, a criminal was able to get his crumpety hands on a scary boom-boom stick, then go a little crazy with the shooting.
I make no apologies for mocking the English here. I mock because I care. And also because I own a gun, drink coffee, and brush my teeth with regularity. Also, flossing. Dental hygiene and guns. AMERICA!
So England, the next time you want to mount your highfalutin moral high horse and tell off us Americans about our “gun culture,” don’t. We’re going to spook it with this story. When we do, that horse will buck your snooty ass off, where you’ll land spectacularly in the mud of shame.
Speaking of how America is awesome, let’s review how the brilliant Founding Father set up the Second Amendment. Learn something, you tossers.