Ten Years Ago Today the Banning Started
The Nation of Shopkeepers remembers:
Ten years ago today, parliament passed an act to outlaw private handgun ownership.....
Since this removal of freedoms of the few, the bastards that run this country have clearly got a taste for it. None of you really need reminding how bad things are, and how all the elements of a closed police state are now in place, to be enacted on a whim. The difference is now they are confident enough to bring is restrictions that affect the many, rather than the unpopular few.
Let us all hope that we don’t come to rue the words of one George Orwell, when he said;
“The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer’s cottage, is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
(8 January 1941 article Orwell wrote for Evening Standard.)