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Hoist on their own petar’

My blog list has something like 105 blogs listed.  Most are libertarian (small L), gun-totin’/ownin’, limited-government believin’ folk.  We don’t agree on everything, which is okay.  But, I don’t list other blogs who espouse big government is THE solution, that conservatives are always wrong/evil/conspiratorial. (The Daily Kos might be a good example.)  Both ends of the spectrum are to blame, for many things.
Much attention has been paid – in the blogosphere, at least – to the disorder, crime and violence in Europe, especially in the U.K.
A recent informal poll of my blog roster, using thumbnails of the most recent posts, show 11 of the 105 blogs are writing regarding the English violence.
And, many address the fact that increasingly since before WWII, British citizens subjects have been neutered.
With few exceptions, their is no private firearm ownership and the right of self-defense has been removed! 
Someone was shot the other day.  How is that possible, guns are illegal?  It’s a frickin’ island!  How are they getting them?
Sales of American baseball bats in the past week has rocketed 6000% on Amazon in the U.K. !
The expression ‘hoist on their own petar(d)’ refers to the 1700’s method of boating quietly up to a warship and placing an explosive charge along side the ship, next to their powder magazine, then sneaking away before the explosion.  And not getting away in time.
The United Kingdom has had very strict gun control laws for years.  Now, they are paying the price.  The subjects are expecting the monarchy to protect them.  And, there are not enough police to do so.  At the beginning of WWII, FDR set up the Lend-Lease program, to send military hardware to Britain.  Including donations of American private firearms to help the populace defend their island nation.  Because they didn’t have enough.
Obviously, they didn’t learn.
Hoist on their own petar’.

“There’s no question that weapons in the hands of the public have prevented acts of terror or stopped them.” – Shlomo Aharonisky  

“Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen.” – Col. Jeff Cooper


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Hoist on their own petar’

  1. I was thinking about the math last night but didn't have numbers to work with – population of London metro area verses number of police officers. No way the police can do it completely by themselves in times like this. And it would never have gotten this bad if citizens had been able to defend their property in the first place.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | August 11, 2011, 4:18 am
  2. History has shown that those who disarm get what they deserve. — Col. Cooper (who else?)Not sure that that I got the quote exactly right, but it's close.

    Posted by Tango Juliet | August 11, 2011, 4:34 am
  3. "If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, thenbe prepared to accept barbarism."–Thomas Sowell

    Posted by Tango Juliet | August 11, 2011, 4:45 am
  4. @ProudHillbilly – completely agree!@Tango Juliet – …and yet people 'voluntarily'(or not) disarm, because the bad guys will obey the law and do it, too!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | August 11, 2011, 7:48 am

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