U.K. Launches National Firearm Surrender Campaign

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An official with the National Police Chief’s Council assured citizens that they will receive amnesty for any otherwise illegal possession or transport involved in their participation. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On March 12, a two-week campaign was launched in the United Kingdom to encourage subjects of Her Majesty the Queen to surrender firearms, ammunition, weapons, and any other object even vaguely reminiscent of a gun to local police stations.

An official with the National Police Chief’s Council assured citizens that they will receive amnesty for any otherwise illegal possession or transport involved in their participation. “We don’t need to know your name, we don’t need to know how you came into possession of it,” Deputy Chief Constable Helen McMillan said, “all we need you to do is give us the gun.”

“Oy, just give us the gun, it’s for your own good” is a story that Britons have been hearing from their government since at least 1997. That year, the nation launched a national firearms “buyback” campaign to supplement a two-year legislative crackdown on private firearm ownership that eventually resulted in the banning of handguns. This policy “success” has frequently been lauded by gun control advocates, with Barack Obama being one of its most outspoken admirers here in the United States.

But with common firearms banned or severely restricted in Great Britain for over 25 years, what is left to be surrendered at this point?

Police officials told the media that there may be such things as family heirlooms, old service revolvers from World War II, unregistered shotguns that predate the country’s 1988 Firearms Act, blank guns or starter pistols purchased in other European countries, and antiques chambered in obsolete calibers.

How such things as the decorative horse pistols hanging over the mantel endanger public safety was not explained.

But it is very telling of the gun control mindset that — given the free hand it has in places like the U.K. – it will eventually target objects merely for suggesting the idea of a firearm, rather than for actually being dangerous, attractive to criminals, or likely to be misused (or used at all).

That bespeaks an ideology based more on symbolism, superstition, aesthetics, bureaucracy, and the urge to control others than on a sincere, rational, and empirical concern for safety or crime control.

Indeed, recent years have seen the U.K. descend into a rather hysterical and undignified obsession with the supposed weaponization of common objects. These include not just flatware and cutlery, but such benign objects as scissors, plyers, files, and even a bicycle wheel.

It’s rather sad to see a once proud country reduced to sending police officers on scavenger hunts at public housing projects for what appear to be the cast-off contents of junk drawers. It’s even sadder that these “operations” are termed “weapons sweeps,” when they more resemble litter patrol.

American gun owners who might be tempted to accept “reasonable” incursions on their rights should take note, however. There is no more iron-clad rule of gun control than “one thing leads to another.” And even when the guns are mostly gone, the mania to control will remain undiminished.


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Lamar

That’s the difference between citizens and subjects.

Suibhnemeister

I’m glad the govt is God, it’s what happens,when you trade freedom for a supposed security.

Rock

Subjects = subhumans… Uhhh, how about NO !

Mystic Wolf

It would be better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees, The way the DEMONcrats are doing things they want people to live on their knees rather than walk like men are supposed to, of course look at the types of creatures we have ruining the country, they are weak kneed spineless jellyfish. The next thing this admin will do is start executions on people that disagree with the way they want the country to be. In some cases the executions have already started with the use of those red flag laws, how many have been… Read more »

Suibhnemeister

The rise of antichrists

PMinFl

The Brits have been disarmed for so long it has become part of their culture.

Suibhnemeister

Where there is culture. There is never progress, just tribalism.

Boz

Poor fooIs.

Grigori

Don’t give up anything, Brittons!

Wass

I hate to say it: When it comes to gun ownership in the UK, it’s a lost cause. They did it to themselves.

Suibhnemeister

Can’t own a gun in the ukraine either

Rowboat

I wonder if they will be going into the “ no go zones “ created by the Muslims inside their cities ?
Like the cops don’t go into the Shit City zone in Portland ?

musicman44mag

Amen. My thoughts and sentiments exactly.

Arny

Damn what will they use against Putins army ? lol

Happy Everafter

Brit governance:
Bend the knee….
Bend the other knee….
Bend over….

Last edited 1 month ago by Happy Everafter
JSNMGC

We have done the same thing here – we are just lagging behind them.

Many of the people on this site thank the people who ruin people’s lives by enforcing never-ending gun control laws. It’s comical.

john

socialist country run by a parliament with a king and queen good luck with all that. we like our beer cold our pudding with whip cream

Ope

Them people over there sure do talk funny. I knew a dude from Liverpool once that also had a Italian accent. I told him to just write it down.

Rowboat

As once was said “ Americans and the British are the same people, separated by a common language “.