Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shooting Rampage in England. Bobbies Unarmed and Helpless To Stop It!!!

John R. Lott on shooting
BBC news story on Derrick Bird shootings in Cumbria

An unarmed police officer hears shots, and goes to investigate.  He got into a passing car and followed the suspect, who had gotten into a taxi.  The first Bobby was joined by two other unarmed officers, who joined chase in a police van.

The suspect, Derrick Bird, killed 12 and wounded 11, on a shooting spree in Cumbria, before finally eating a bullet.  The police, not having any firearms, couldn't do much more than watch, and try to give aid to the victims.  It's not their fault.  It's the ridiculous idea that's spread through the U.K., that there's something wrong with self-defense, or the defense of others, particularly with a firearm.  That they haven't figured out that it's not working, is rather sickening.  We need to be sure not to let this happen here.

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