Baseball Bat Sales for Self Defense Soar 6500% After UK Riots
Parliament Should Repeal British Gun Laws.
Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- The riots in the United Kingdom show that gun laws do not stop crime but do prevent decent citizens from being able to protect themselves and their property.
According to the IBTimes “Sales for baseball bats on Amazon UK have risen by more than 6,000 percent over the past 24 hours, as the London riots stretch into their third day and spread to other cities.” http://tiny.cc/8cvj4
These laws should be repealed so the people can get the guns they need for their own safety.
“The British Parliament should repeal the draconian gun laws in the United Kingdom,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.
“Law-abiding citizens in the island nation should be able to protect themselves from violent thugs running rampant there in London and other major cities,” he added. “Londoners and others should be able to acquire, own and use the pistols, rifles and shotguns they need to defend their lives, their loved ones and their property from perpetrators of criminal violence.”
Snyder is the Gun Dean in the United States, according to Human Events, an American weekly conservative publication.
As mentione by the IBTimes.com, sales of baseball bats on Amazon UK rose 6,541 percent one day this week as the riots spread.
“This is a sad commentary on the UK situation,” observed Snyder. “People are trying to get baseball bats to protect their persons and their property from these thugs. If they had access to firearms, they would be in a much better position.
“Contrast this situation with the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, California, when citizens, particularly Korean-Americans, used pistols, rifles and shotguns for protection of life and property from violent rioters.”
Snyder said, “Restrictive gun laws undermine the ability of decent people to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property from criminal violence. These laws do not prevent violent criminality, they augment it. They are the bane of civilization and really have no place in a supposedly peaceful society.”
About John Snyder:
Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of www.GunRightsPolicies.org.
A former Jesuit seminarian, Snyder is founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C., founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc., a director of Council for America, and serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. He is also the author of the book Gun Saint. Visit: www.GunRightsPolicies.org