Brits Express Gratitude for Being Disarmed after Latest Terror Attack

By David Codrea

Good thing the carnage wasn't caused with guns. Right?

Ammoland Shooting SportsUSA – -( “In the aftermath of London attack, some Brits praise their strict gun laws,” The Washington Post “reports” approvingly. “Britain was rocked by a terrorist attack at the center of its capital Wednesday, but there was also a widespread sense that things could have been worse.”

The implication is that’s because the subjects of the Queen – including, generally, the police – don’t carry guns. And by extrapolation, reader inference is that being disarmed makes everyone safer (at least among those who believe correlation equals causation).

UK gun law summary per

According to all credible measures, that’s the way most Brits like it. While there is a small segment of the UK population active in promoting the shooting sports and abolishing the Firearms Acts that banned, among other firearms, centerfire semi-automatic rifles and handguns, the sympathies of the general public are pretty much where their rulers want them to be:

“A 2010 poll from YouGov found just 4 percent of the country wanted gun control relaxed, a figure dwarfed by the 31 percent who thought all guns should be completely banned.”

That latter assumption relies on wishful thinking that complete prohibition is possible, and that things won’t quickly change. The problem is, things are changing, and quickly, as evidenced by the fact that Islamist terror attacks occur in London. And that reflects the reality of immigration policies that, rather than assimilating disparate cultures, leave groups with different values and goals occupying the same turf.

The collective memory is short, and those not directly impacted appear not to have taken seriously (or personally)  the threat of Michael Adebowale, a British-born Muslim convert from the Nigerian immigrant community who butchered an off-duty soldier in 2013:

“You and your children will be next … You people will never be safe.”

That’s not quite true – some will be safer than others, for instance, per The Daily Mail, “the attacker was shot by a bodyguard of Defence Secretary Michael Fallon…”

Rather than choose the way established by the men who broke away from George III, the Brits have instead embarked on a very different path:

“The law and order solution, according to Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5 who, per Mail Online affirms, ‘The enemy is everywhere,' is to recruit ‘the British people to inform security services if they suspect their neighbors maybe extremists.'

“She said further terror attacks on the UK were inevitable unless the country became a ‘police state,’” the report continued. That means being able to protect themselves as government policies devolve their culture into chaos will not be an option for ordinary people, as a ‘monopoly of violence' remains the exclusive province of the state.

“People there may come to regret that too late. And people here need to mind what is unfolding there as a foreshadowing of where those who would disarm us are trying to lead us.

It’s their choice, but it doesn’t have to be ours. That's provided we prevail against “progressive” gun-grabbing globalists bent on culturally terraforming the Republic to better suit their unchallenged control.

But it does make it fair to resurrect a question I’ve asked before on several occasions:

Would you?

Ourageously, when the danger had passed, government trust in the people went away, guns were destroyed and the people for the most part, obeyed in the “cleansing of firearms.” [Source: “Guns in Our ‘Bundles for Britain,'” William B. Edwards, GUNS Magazine, December, 1959.]
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About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 38 thoughts on “Brits Express Gratitude for Being Disarmed after Latest Terror Attack

    1. Stupid people elect stupid people to represent them. Looks like there are a lot of stupid people in England and most of Europe.

      1. obviously the lessons of thousands of years of tyrants never made a difference

        would think whole of europe would learn from hitler at least what happens to a defenseless country

    2. One of the last great Brits, Admiral Sir John Fisher, knew how to “Take care” of this kind of “Problem.” At the Hague Peace Conference of 1899, Fisher spoke on how to attain “Peace” from ones’ enemies: “Hit him in the stomach and kick him when he’s down. Boil his prisoners in oil – if you take any – and torture his women and children. Then, perhaps he’ll leave you alone.” Wise words from Sir John..

    3. Same sort of gun control B.S. is going on in Canada. At 70 years old I am shocked at how naive some young people can be. It seems to be mainly the young ladies. There will come a day when that will come around and bite them.
      There are some really bad people out there just waiting for the chance to take advantage of you. They are big and they are ruthless. Without a gun you are defenseless against them.

    4. “The law and order solution, … is to recruit ‘the British people to inform security services if they suspect their neighbors maybe extremists.’
      This is akin to the attitude of the government and the governed in Bradberry’s novel “Fahrenheit 451.” The populace was encouraged (required) to report anyone in possession of “illegal” books. Such a report would cause authorities to raid the offender’s home, ransack the residence in search of the contraband, and torching any books found. Sometimes this resulted in torching the home as well. Citizens were sheep, controlled in a variety of ways to keep them complacent and gullible. Looks like Britain is creating a reality out of fiction, albeit about firearms instead of books. And if some of our nation’s influentials have their way, the US will follow that same primrose path. May God help us if that ever happens.

    5. With crime and terrorism dominating the news these days, I refuse to go anywhere, that I cannot legally carry my 1911 .45 pistol.

    6. I am amused by the Brits (not all of them of course) who gladly accept the status of being a beta male. Then I look around our country and grimace at what I see here.
      My grandparents witnessed major technological changes in their lifetimes. I have witnessed social changes on the same scale. What they witnessed were, for the most part, beneficial; not so much for what I have seen.

    7. What is funny is I watched the skynews app live coverage the day of the shooting and multiple security experts all called for more guns in the hands of more police in important areas.

    8. Would I? Today, probably not, as the effort would be wasted given the current state of UK politics. However, the official polls are highly suspect (as they are here), since the attitude of bleating sheep, crying for Big Brother to make them safe, doesn’t correlate with a majority possessed of the courage to ignore all the fear mongering and vote for Brexit. It makes me wonder just how many Brits have something hidden in the back of the closet, waiting for the day when it becomes the only option. It isn’t much different from the circumstances in which my fellow Californians find themselves; overwhelmed by a fanatically technocratic minority, which keeps itself in power through lies, election rigging, intimidation, and the chaos resulting from wholesale importation of the third world.

        1. Ask, and you shall receive:

          And, in the interest of balance:

          Here, we have the results of Democrats blocking voter ID laws:

          Attempts to actually investigate said fraud will land you on the wrong side of the Left and the ACLU:

          Alas, it isn’t just California, though California is perhaps the worst case scenario:

          Then, there’s my own, personal experience. In a special election a few years ago, I WATCHED as the machine switched my votes to the other candidate in several races. I had to change them back three times, and to this day I don’t really know where my vote went. My city went back to paper ballots after this due to the number of complaints.

          In 2012, the household went for early voting. I messed up a ballot, and a new one was printed on the spot, the old one simply tossed in a nearby trash receptacle. The place was pandemonium, people crowded up around the booths as there was nowhere else to wait. The ballot box was placed near the door, with no one watching it. While I didn’t see anything blatant, anyone could clearly see the opportunities for mischief.

          As to the last election, knowing that there is no way to be certain my vote would be counted correctly, I simply used a mail in ballot.

          Add to the above a primary system that eliminates write ins, and awards victory to the two candidates who receive the most votes regardless of party, and you have a system that virtually gaurantees that only chosen establishment candidates, mostly Democrats, will ever make it to the general election. I have yet to find a single person who supported this primary system when it was presented as an initiative, yet it passed by a large margin. If all this isn’t enough to at least make you realize that there is a problem, you aren’t worth talking to.

    9. if they want to commit suicide – let them

      then we come in and destroy isis and get a new vacation disneyland island

      let the cleansing of the stupid begin

      1. The cleansing needs to begin with the wimp Prime Minister and the Muslim sympathizing Muslim Mayor of the once great city of London. The ones that survive in England better pray for another Churchill or Thatcher. Otherwise, they are well on their way to joining France and Germany on the dustbin of history.

      2. We’re not far behind. Global dunce RINO “Guest Worker” Bush imported nearly a million Muslims after 911 during a “war on terror”, and of course President Hussein imported even more.

        1. big difference between us and britain

          we already got millions of guns but they trust government as know best for you

          so really we are way off of what they have there since we can and will shoot back and tell government just piss off

      1. If I recall correctly, it is already illegal to carry any sort of knife there unless it is related to a trade, and only while engaged in that trade. I’ve also read that a license is required, similar to Japan, to own a knife over a certain length (six inches, I think), and with the exception of chefs, it is illegal to possess a knife with a sharp point! I would assume there is some sort of license required to declare yourself a chef. I don’t believe they’ve gotten around to passing a law prohibiting running with scissors.

        1. We are expected to believe that the terrorists, out of respect for Britain’s anti-gun laws, chose meat cleavers, knives, and motor vehicles to carry out their massacres. I see by another comment that there are laws restricting the possession of knives; when will people who make laws get around to the cleavers and motor vehicles?

        2. We are expected to believe that the terrorists, out of respect for Britain’s anti-gun laws, chose meat cleavers, knives, and motor vehicles to carry out their massacres. I see by another comment that there are laws restricting the possession of knives; when will people who make laws get around to the cleavers and motor vehicles?

          1. Sad to say, this may well become a shinning example of what liberals have in mind for this country!

            1. The political class always tells us what they are going to do before they do it; it seems to be some sort of moral imperative in their sociopathic culture. They just don’t tell us directly, or publicize it much. Their apparent end goal is detailed in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”, which he wrote as a warning. it’s all there, albeit in much rosier language, in Agenda 21 and its successor, Agenda 2030. There’s actually an official UN website about it. All you really have to do is look at what is being done in leftist controlled states. In other words, there’s no “may well become” about it.

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