The Laws are corrupt
they have been subverted to protect the criminal.
You're sound asleep when you
hear a thump outside your bedroom door.
Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear
At least two people have broken into your house and
are moving your way.
With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your
bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell
into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open
it. In the darkness, you make out two
shadows. One holds something that looks like a
crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if
to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.
The blast knocks both thugs to the floor. One
writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the
front door and lurches outside. As you pick up
the telephone to call police, you know you're in
In your country, most guns were outlawed years before,
and the few that are privately owned are so
stringently regulated as to make them useless … Yours
was never registered.
Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar
They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal
Possession of a Firearm.
When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to
worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to
"What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask.
"Only ten-to-twelve years," he replies, as if that's
"Behave yourself, and you'll be out in seven."
The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow,
you're portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the
two men you shot are represented as choirboys. Their
friends and relatives can't find an unkind word to say
Buried deep down in the article, authorities
acknowledge that both "victims" have been arrested
numerous times. But the next day's headline says it all: "Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve
The thieves have been transformed from career
criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters..
As the days wear on, the story takes wings.
The national media picks
it up, then the international
The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.
Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you,
and he'll probably win.
The media publishes
reports that your home has been burglarized several
times in the past and that you've been critical of
local police for their lack of effort in apprehending
After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that
you would be prepared next time.
The District Attorney uses this to allege that you
were lying in wait for the burglars.
A few months later, you go to trial.
The charges haven't been reduced, as your lawyer had
so confidently predicted.
When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice
of it all works against you..
Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful
It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you of
The judge sentences you to life in prison.
This case really happened.
On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk ,
England , killed one burglar and wounded a second.
In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a
How did it become a crime to defend one's own life in
the once great British Empire ?
It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.
This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols
to minors or felons and established that handgun sales
were to be made only to those who had a license.
The Firearms Act of 1920
expanded licensing to include not only handguns but
all firearms except shotguns..
Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed
the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and
mandated the registration of all shotguns.
Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in
earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987.
Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a
Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting
everyone he saw.
When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.
The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty
years of "gun control", demanded even tougher
(The seizure of all privately
owned handguns was the objective even though
Ryan used a rifle.)
Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas
Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16
children and a teacher at a public school.
For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners
as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.
Now the press had a
real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun
Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense
of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all
The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later,
sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by
During the years in which the British government
incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion
that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense
came to be seen as vigilantism.
Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people
who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was
no longer considered a reason to own a gun.
Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were
charged while the real criminals were released.
Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman
was quoted as saying, "We cannot have people take the
law into their own hands."
All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed numerous
and several elderly people were severely injured in
beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the
Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most
of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.
When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned
handguns were given three months to turn them over to
Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the
The few who didn't were visited by police and
threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they
Police later bragged that they'd taken nearly 200,000
handguns from private citizens.
How did the authorities know who had handguns?
The guns had been registered and licensed.
Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?
WAKE UP AMERICA ; THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT
THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.
"...It does not require a majority to prevail, but
rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush
fires in people's minds.."