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By gmd (Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 02:10:49 PM EST) Guns, common sense, UKIP, Nigel Farage, hysteria, libertarian, hot button topic, the EU (all tags)
 Of course it should come as no surprise that it is once again it is the Libertarian UKIP leader who brings sanity to the hysterical UK gun 'debate'.

As a sane, law abiding citizen, there is no reason whatsoever I should not be allowed to own a handgun. Yet again UKIP is the only party that dares to state the politically incorrect truth. It's hardly surprising they are set to gain the most votes in the upcoming EU elections. I look forward to the mainstream (pro-war, pro-EU) parties trying to spin this one...
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A real gentleman needs by ammoniacal (4.00 / 3) #1 Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 02:50:49 PM EST
only his beloved grandfather's fowling piece. Accept this.

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i am considering taking a job on the continent. by the mariner (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 03:48:58 PM EST
as a freethinking european, do you have any advice for a patriotic american moving to a place that is known for its hostility to american values, such as freedom, self-reliance, and individuality? how do you manage it?

Yeah, right. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 06:47:03 PM EST
I'm sure this guy was a sane law-abiding citizen. Right up until he wasn't.

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I agree, in this case by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 12:10:27 PM EST
Britain's gun laws were strict and well-balanced before this legislation. For instance, if you owned a gun you had to accept that the police would turn up to your house occasionally to check you were storing them securely, something criminals were not keen on.

These laws don't seem to have helped gun crime much, since ownership has just moved underground. In addition the very strict laws on possession of firearms have created a kind of "gun mule" problem, where criminals persuade or compel vulnerable people to store guns for them, which results in merely dim or desperate people getting the sentences.

So, I think Nigel Farage makes a good point that this kind of knee-jerk legislation didn't really work too well.
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