Wednesday, June 27, 2012


From: Daryl T.
Sent: June 27, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
You're sound asleep when you hear a

thump outside your bedroom door.

Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear,
you hear muffled whispers.

At least two people have broken into your
house and are moving your way.
With your heart pumping, you reach down
beside your bed and pick up your shotgun.
You rack a shell into the chamber,
then inch toward the door and open it.

In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

One holds something that looks like a crowbar.

When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike,
you raise the shotgun and fire.

The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.

One writhes and screams while the second
man crawls to the front door and lurches

As you pick up the telephone to call police,
you know you're in trouble.

In your country, most guns were outlawed
years before, and the few that are privately
owned are sostringently
 regulated as to make them useless..
Yours was never registered.

Police arrive and inform you that the second
burglar has died.

They arrest you for First Degree Murder and
Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

When you talk to your attorney, he tells
you not to worry: authorities will probably
plea the case down to manslaughter.

"What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask.

"Only ten-to-twelve years,"
he replies, as if that's nothing.

"Behave yourself, and you'll be out
in seven."
The next day, the shooting is the lead story
in the local newspaper.

Somehow, you're portrayed as an
eccentric vigilante while the two men you
shot are represented as choirboys.

Their friends and relatives can't find an unkind
word to say about them..

Buried deep down in the article,
authorities acknowledge that both
"victims" have been arrested numerous

But the next day's headline says it all:

"Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve
to Die."

The thieves have been transformed from
career criminals into Robin Hood-type

As the days wear on, the story takes wings.

The national media picks it up,
then the international media.

The surviving burglar has become
a folk hero.

Your attorney says the thief is preparing to
sue you, and he'll probably win.

The media publishes reports that your
home has been burglarized several times
in the past and that you've been critical
of local police for their lack of effort
in apprehending the suspects.

After the last break-in, you told your neighbor
that you would be prepared next time.

The District Attorney uses this to allege
that you were lying in wait for the burglars.
A few months later, you go to trial.

The charges haven't been reduced,
as your lawyer had so confidently

When you take the stand, your anger at the
injustice of it all works against you..

Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean,
vengeful man.
It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you
of all charges.
The judge sentences you to life in prison.
This case really happened.

On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth,
Norfolk, England, killed one burglar and
wounded a second.

In April, 2000, he was convicted and is
now serving a life term..

How did it become a crime to defend one's
own life in the once great British Empire?
It started with the
Pistols Act of 1903.
This seemingly reasonable law forbade
selling pistols to minors or felons
and established that handgun sales were to
be made only to those who had a license.
The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing
to include not only handguns but all
firearms except shotguns..

Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967
outlawed the carrying of any weapon by
private citizens and mandated the
registration of all shotguns.

Momentum for total handgun confiscation
began in earnest after the Hungerford mass
shooting in 1987.Michael Ryan, a mentally
disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle,
walked down the streets shooting everyone
he saw.
When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

The British public, already
by eighty years of "gun control", demanded
even tougher restrictions.
(The seizure of all privately owned handguns
was the objective even though Ryan
used a rifle.)

Nine years later, at Dunblane, Scotland ,
Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic
weapon to murder 16 children and a
teacher at a public school.

For many years, the media had portrayed
all gun owners as mentally unstable,
or worse, criminals.
Now the press had a real kook with which
o beat up law-abiding gun owners.
Day after day, week after week, the media
gave up all pretense of objectivity and
demanded a total ban on all handguns.
The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later,
sealed the fate of the few sidearms
still owned by private citizens.

During the years in which the
British government incrementally
took away most gun rights, the notion
that a citizen had the right to armed
self-defense came to be seen as
Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to
people who were threatened,
claiming that self-defense was no longer
considered a reason to own a gun.

Citizens who shot burglars or
or rapists were charged while the
real criminals were released.

Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police
spokesman was quoted as saying,
"We cannot have people take the law into
their own hands."

All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed
numerous times,
and several elderly people were severely
injured in beatings by young thugs
who had no fear of the consequences.
Martin himself, a collector of antiques,
had seen most of his collection
trashed or stolen by burglars.

When the Dunblane Inquiry ended,
citizens who owned handguns were
given three months to turn them over
to local authorities.

Being good British subjects,
most people obeyed the law.
The few who didn't were visited by
and threatened with ten-year prison
sentences if they didn't comply.

Police later bragged that they'd taken
nearly 200,000 handguns
from private citizens.

How did the authorities know who had
The guns had been registered and
Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?


"...It does not require a majority
to prevail, but rather an irate,
tireless minority keen to
set brush fires in people's
--Samuel Adams

If you think this is important,
please forward to everyone you know.

You had better wake up,
because Obama is doing
this very same thing,
over here,
if he can get it done.

And there are stupid people
in congress and on the
street that will go
right along with him.

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