When The Impossible Becomes Everyday

We are constantly being told by the Left that we need to adopt the stricter gun laws of other countries — the U.K. and Australia spring to mind — because their gunshot violence rates are so much lower than ours Over Here.

And yet

Two men in their 20s are taken to hospital after being shot outside Mile End Tube station as London’s crime epidemic continues

and this:

Mother of a student shot and stabbed to death on a night out says she is “completely heartbroken”. His death is one of eight murders in London in a week and has sparked warnings that the capital could see a record number of killings in 2018.

Technically, of course, with handgun ownership almost completely banned in the U.K., this kind of thing should never, ever happen. Technically, Britain’s gunshot violence rate involving handguns should equal zero — but of course, it doesn’t.

And if we take the spate of acid-tossing incidents in Britain — where young thugs simply use sulphuric- or hydrochloric acid as their weapon of choice, the violent crime rate is absolutely staggering. (Yeah, having acid thrown in your face is so much better than being threatened with a gun.)

But when confronted with these facts, the Left just shrugs because as with all things Lefty, the intent is what’s important; the outcome is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if people die or are horribly disfigured as long as the principle (of public disarmament) is laudable.

I wonder just how many of these British criminals would be so brazen if there was a good chance they’d be shot dead by lawfully-armed citizens… oh hell, we all know the answer to that. It’s only the Left who would be wailing about “pitched gun battles” and “Wild West shoot-outs” (when in fact, the violent crime rate in America’s Wild West days — where almost every man carried a gun — was considerably lower than today’s).

Which reminds me: it’s almost time to head off to the range.


  1. Something I heard recently is that Britain’s homicide rate is artificially low – because they don’t count a death as a “homicide” until someone gets charged or convicted for it.

    It’s one of those “we don’t talk about it” issues that we keep finding out about Europe in general. It seems that every time someone quotes a “good” statistic from Europe, it’s because someone left out something important. “Everyone gets health care” is one of those…

  2. Most Americans who talk about how… well, pretty much anything is done better in Europe or other countries really don’t know what they are talking about. Either they’re parroting something they read with lots of slanted and twisted statistics, or they’ve spent time in a “charming” little tourist area (which gets a whole lot of police protection and effort to keep the utilities going) during a week’s vacation.

    Most don’t know the culture, they don’t know the history, they don’t follow the local news, they don’t really know the language, and they don’t really know how things really work there. Trying to use that country as an example of how to do anything is about as silly as visiting the Epcot Center at Disney and pretending that one has traveled the world.

    1. Yes, it is quite difficult to understand what is happening in England……
      They speak a foreign tongue.

  3. …while northern neighbors preface both statements & queries with a questioning “ehh”, folks locally respond with “huh?”.

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