USA -(Ammoland.com)- Wednesday’s horrific terror attack in London that left three people dead, including an unarmed police constable, underscores the dangerously backward logic that leaves British police officers largely unarmed while terrorists and criminals will use whatever weapon they can, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
“The death of veteran Constable Keith Palmer, along with a female British subject and an American citizen is yet another graphic demonstration of what we’ve learned in America,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Armed evil beats unarmed innocence every time. In this case, Constable Palmer was betrayed by his employer, by his government, and essentially set up to die.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to Constable Palmer’s family,” Gottlieb continued, “as well as the families of the other victims. It takes a good deal of courage in today’s world to become a police officer, and it takes a special kind of backbone to do that job unarmed.”
The American gun rights leader noted that the increasing use of violence by terrorists across the European landscape has given new urgency to the mission of the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) of which SAF is a founding member.
Gottlieb was instrumental in creating that worldwide organization, and its efforts are taking on more importance with the growing terrorist threat.
“Terrorists and violent criminals prefer unarmed victims,” he stated. “British gun control laws have disarmed the general public along with most police officers, making the entire country a target rich environment.
“While it is being reported that Constable Palmer was supported by armed colleagues who shot the attacker, he should not have had to depend upon brother officers for his own safety,” Gottlieb stressed. “We realize there is a tradition of unarmed officers across Great Britain, but this brutal attack should serve as a wake-up warning that officer safety outweighs tradition. You cannot handcuff police with rules and regulations when terrorists, whether they are international criminals or home-grown lone wolf lunatics, simply disregard the mores and morals of a civilized society. In the end, all that you wind up with is a body count.”
About Second Amendment Foundation:
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
Take a lesson from this Americans – Don’t allow your government to disarm you. It is your natural right to defend yourselves no matter what some of our ill-conceived statutes state. There most likely isn’t going to be an armed LEO anywhere near when a thug, terrorist, etc. threatens you. It’s better to be judged by twelve than carried by six!
Sadly, unarmed Constable Keith Palmer was on the same footing as “mall cops” here in the U.S. As a police officer, who knows why he did not insist on carrying a pistol? Didn’t he know that bad guys sometimes need to take a bullet before they can be stopped, or that bad guys can be armed?
Ah, but that’s Britain. The place where even sheepdogs are sheep.
The good guy stopping the bad guys with a gun is Hollywood fiction. It’s akin to people who try to sound tough by saying a known criminal should be ganged up upon by vigilantes and beaten and/or killed. Somehow the vigilantes never appear and the only people the criminal has to fear is the police.
Except armed citizens stop criminals up to 1 million times a year…Where is THAT hollywierd fiction? FOOL…
I noticed that he didn’t back up his assertion with facts.
That number is pulled out of thin air.
you mean, the thin air of FBI crime files? THEY (FBI) keep these stats, and anyone can access tem. Whyntchya try it between handsful of Twizzles?
So where is it?
You don’t know how to do an internet search? The guy above was straight on….You’re a FOOL!
They don’t even fear the police any more. ACLU has the police hands so tied up in paperwork and staged for cell phone attacks, they won’t even show up until the danger is over. Before you dial 911, read this: Why the second amendment is more important than ever. Silly me, I thought the police were hired to “protect and serve”. Turns out they exist only to enforce the law. While there are some out there who live their motto, the courts (including the Supreme Court) have ruled otherwise. Police have no requirement or responsibility to protect you! At the… Read more »
There’s zilch criminals failing to make it to trial because of vigilantes. It’s the same when people hope a certain criminal will get beaten or killed by inmates only to see the criminal serve his time without much ado.
Gil, I wonder, can you possibly, really be as ignorant as your comments on this thread ?
Gil is a paid staffer of the Violence Policy Center. It is his job to push this ridiculous propaganda.
Gill, yer a fish outta water. You need to get outta Momma’s basement once in a while, read some REAL news…. Arizona State Trooper saved by armed passerby. 77 year old man shoots, kills, one of three intruders. 11 year old boy uses his Daisy BB gun to drive off knife wielding attacker threatening his Mom in their kitchen. Mom, sheltered in attick closet, uses pocket revolver to drive off housebreaker after her and her two children. Uber driver kills street shooter firing upon crowd on porch i Chicago. Citizen saves sheriff being fired upon by taking different angle and… Read more »
Gil, you don’t even make sense. Your observations convey you appear to have very few hard core life experiences. How would you know what “the criminal has to fear”? Should you ever be so unfortunate to witness anyone mowing down children with a shotgun, driving a vehicle thru people like bowling pins killing them or someone jumping out of a vehicle and stabbing and carving an innocent person up, I would think you rather have some sort of tool to completly stop the violent insanity. Trust me, evil and the cause and effect is very real and has little to… Read more »
Gil the liberal NON-Gun owner spews his load of the usual idiocy that is NOT supported by the facts and FBI files.
Back to your out house of moronic liberal idiocy gil.
I have to agree that the constable was setup to die. It’s exactly what I thought when I read that he’d died.