JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/02/boy-its-good-thing-england-banned.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1140643522-344969  Tom at Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:25:22 +0000

Hey, this is a great example of exactly how robberies should go (in a wussy society that I'd rather go down in a blaze of glory than live in). Employees just sit back and allow themselves to be tied up and "no one gets hurt". Perfect...if you're a bad guy, that is.

jsid-1140645955-344975  Garvin at Wed, 22 Feb 2006 22:05:55 +0000

Is there an exemption for security companies to have weapons or not? I would love to hear how that went down in detail.

jsid-1140648664-270540  Trackback at Wed, 22 Feb 2006 22:51:04 +0000

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Title: Gun Control at Work
Excerpt: Thanks to The Smallest Minority for pointing out this story: LONDON - A gang of armed robbers tied up 15 employees at a southern England security company and stole the equivalent of $43.5 million, the Bank of England said Wednesday....
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jsid-1140651491-344988  Garvin at Wed, 22 Feb 2006 23:38:11 +0000

Well, I read the story and got the details. Very well thought out plan for sure.

jsid-1140686039-345033  Guest (anonymous) at Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:13:59 +0000

Here in the UK there's no exception for security companies or anyone not being part of a government agency.

Clearly though the report must be mistaken, just like all the policies of our wonderful government and Dear Leader the handgun ban works perfectly. It follows that it is impossible for criminals to get hold of handguns, in fact I think they must have had replicas or air pistols which our better than perect government also want to ban.

In fact the quicker they ban them the better, because criminals always follow the rules so once banned criminals will be unable to carry out these crimes.

I can't believe a criminal would break the law.

jsid-1140686162-345034  Terry at Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:16:02 +0000

Henry Hill, a criminal, wrote a book, "Wise Guy", which Martin Scorsese made into the film "Goodfellas".
In the book Henry describes how the robbery of, aproximately 10 million, the largest robbery in American history, from the Luftansa storage area at JFK airport.
A guard, who was in debit to a bookie, told the bookie about in hopes of the bookie connecting him to someone who could pull it off, thus getting rid of his debt.
The FBI, NYC police, Luftansa security, concluded almost immediately, since he didn't let the cash shipment leave on time Friday night with no excuse, and the weeks before he kept asking everybody there, at the terminal, about the details.
This is obviously an inside job. Question, was one or more of the people who were tied up in, or some one on another shift?
The guard at Luftansa got caught and convicted and never received one dime of the loot. Also, everyone connected to the guard, got whacked, so he couldn't even plea bargin. True justice.
With that much money at stake, look for the insider to disappear or turn up dead very soon, max two and half to three months.

jsid-1140716844-345067  Dave Petterson at Thu, 23 Feb 2006 17:47:24 +0000

I wish people would get this right.

In the UK the handgun ban was to disarm everyone who legally had a handgun. To this end it was 100% successful. All legally held handguns were handed in or moved abroad. Another success for our wonderful Government.

Unfortunatly, as everyone knows, except for Politicians, the crimes are performed by criminals and they, shock horror, kept theirs. Now we have to rely on Mr Policeman to help us. Providing he doesn't shoot us first of course because we are dressed in loose clothing.

Balaclavas will be banned next, we started with hoodies, because you can't identify thieves just be looking at them. Terrorising a ten year old wearing a hoodie is the best we can do on this road at the moment.

btw: Bet we see a lot more of these type of crimes. It's perfect from a UKs criminals perspective. everyone is unarmed and threats to kids and loved ones gets compliance.

jsid-1140717540-345068  staghounds at Thu, 23 Feb 2006 17:59:00 +0000

I hate to say this, but $50 million (or 80 million, or however much it really was) is WAY more harmful to the people of Britain as a whole than a dead manager and his family.

The police officer is very confused. "It's a shame the mamager didn't refuse to help" would be the appropriate comment.

The guns could well have been fake- a citizen unfamiliar with them wouldn't know and is unlikely to demand a test. British police are trained to run away and call for help if something that looks like a firearm is seen.

And it is likely to be an inside job, but not necessarily so.

jsid-1140757638-345153  Eric Sivula at Fri, 24 Feb 2006 05:07:18 +0000

Staghounds, if you think that manager should risk the lives of his family and himself for the good of "the people of Britain", who had him disarmed and would likely arrest him for defending himself, you are out to lunch.

That manager's first obligation is too his family. If "Britain as a whole" wanted better security at that building, maybe firearms would be legal there.

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