JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/06/blog-post.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1150751069-508337  FabioC. at Mon, 19 Jun 2006 21:04:29 +0000

It's much like a show I saw on TV: a paraplegic war veteran begun to make guns in his home - but to seel them to the underwolrd. Then he killed a vicious criminal harassing him.

Yes, it's good to see that sometimes the leniency of the British justice is properly targeted.

jsid-1150806076-508363  Bilgeman at Tue, 20 Jun 2006 12:21:16 +0000

The Brits have their own problems with militant Islamists burrowed into their society and calling for their downfall, but the Crown's po-leece are spending their time investigating a pensioned-off old bubblehead who's sharp with a drill press and a lathe?


Reminds me of the '90s here in the States, when the Feds were busy chasing the "Two Guys Militia" while ignoring Arab flight-school students.


jsid-1150847657-508425  Mark at Tue, 20 Jun 2006 23:54:17 +0000

Commented a while back at a place where the blogger was ranting that 'making guns requires specialized equipment and skills and couldn't be done by anyone except an expert'. I pointed out that, among other things, a sub-gun would be easier to make than a revolver, and would need very little in the way of tooling; a drill press, the proper reamer(chamber reamer not required) and so forth. They didn't believe it.

Maybe something like this will convince them.

jsid-1150849749-508429  ben at Wed, 21 Jun 2006 00:29:09 +0000

I like how they write relative ease in which someone can attempt... to do something. Kinda dumb.

I'm going to attempt to scale Mt. Everest right now. I hope they put that in the record books.

jsid-1150864323-508447  Sarah at Wed, 21 Jun 2006 04:32:03 +0000

That, and isn't calling three guns a "cache" a bit of overstatement?

jsid-1150866499-508452  Kevin Baker at Wed, 21 Jun 2006 05:08:19 +0000

Well, remember, this comes from the media that described the full-auto Glock model 18 9mm pistol as the "most terrifying gun in the world"! So no, calling three guns a "cache" isn't that big of a stretch. Calling it an arsenal....

jsid-1150906566-508480  1894C at Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:16:06 +0000


During WWII there was a plea for Americans (regular citizens mind you) to send guns to the UK because of the fear of invasion given that the general populace was disarmed.

Quote from Sir Winston Churchill "Their Finest Hour"

"When the ships from America approached our shores with their priceless arms, special trains were waiting in all ports to receive their cargoes. The Home Guard in every county, in every village, sat up through the night to receive them. ... By the end of July we were an armed nation ... ."

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I wonder what will happen next time GB is threatened?

jsid-1150907053-508481  Kevin Baker at Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:24:13 +0000

Well, I won't be sending them my spare firearms, that's for certain.

jsid-1150920842-508500  Rich at Wed, 21 Jun 2006 20:14:02 +0000

Relative ease? The guy was a retired Royal Navy engineer who then worked at Rolls Royce. If he did not have the skill to do it who would?

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