Liberals always point to Europe (not Switzerland mind you) as a model for gun control. "Look at the UK" they say. When I point out their dramatically rising crime rates they dismiss my concerns as ludicrous. Americans have long been concerned about the slippery slope of gun control. It's the preliminary steps to an outright ban. The misguided propenents of gun control say that's absurd and it's just a matter of keeping guns from criminals. Well, we all know how effective the drug laws have been. I mean, when was the last time a criminal had illegal drugs? England had a gun culture that was alive and vibrant until about 1950. Around that time the courts decided that self-defense was not an adequate reason to have a firearm. The "Queen's Peace" superceded that concern and besides, the Bobbies would be there to protect you. Fast forward about 40 years and some nutter goes on a rampage and kills a bunch of school kids. The result? An outright ban on handguns and all guns must only be able to shoot a single round before being reloaded. Things are so bad that the UK Olympic shooting team had to fly to France to practice. O how the mighty have fallen!

Now it seem a bunch of Doctors in the UK want to ban kitchen knives. No, I am not making this up.

I've been on the fence about keeping guns in the house w/ small children but I think it's high time I did some shopping.

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