JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/10/maybe-america-still-has-lot-to-learn.html (13 comments)

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jsid-1160533659-532189  Whole-Brainer at Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:27:39 +0000

The conceled-carry story I heard on M. Medved's radio show today [Tues.] from up Washington-state way has an even better ending than the McKown story...

jsid-1160535041-532195  Kevin Baker at Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:50:41 +0000

Yes, but we were discussing "courage" (as in what happens when you're the victim of a nut with a weapon.)

jsid-1160539241-532201  Cindi at Wed, 11 Oct 2006 04:00:41 +0000

They're ready to stand there like helpless sheep and we're the cowards?

Because we're strong enough to take on the responsibility of defending ourselves, we're the weak ones?

Doesn't it seem as though the whole world has become upside down, words now mean the opposite of what they used to, good is bad, bad is good?

If I hadn't been through the fire already, regarding self-doubt inculcated by frequent invalidation, I myself might have caved long ago.

One other thing: you can be victimized but the only one who makes you a victim is you.

jsid-1160564137-532714  Kevin P. at Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:55:37 +0000

beyond comprehension, horrific and completely sick...
state of shock...
terrible horific...
frankly sick...
pretend to care...
don't you dare use this awful incident..

I have found the above snippets all too commonplace in modern British language. A complete refusal to engage in any rational debate, horror at the VERY IDEA that carrying weapons may have a benefit, a celebration of the suffering of disarmed victims...

What has happened to Britain?

I am deeply thankful for the Revolution.

jsid-1160608785-532796  DirtCrashr at Wed, 11 Oct 2006 23:19:45 +0000

So please get your facts correct about this case - what "facts" need to be staight, the she's got a mutilated neck now and no Law can actually disarm a mutant creep intent on harming somebody? Silly cow, I too fear for Albion.

jsid-1160609673-532799  BobG at Wed, 11 Oct 2006 23:34:33 +0000

The only thing we can learn from them is how to meekly bend our heads for the axe.

jsid-1160626243-532828  Eric Sivula Jr. at Thu, 12 Oct 2006 04:10:43 +0000

Not true, BobG. As my father is fond of saying: "No man (or nation in this case) is a total waste. They can always serve as a bad example."

PS- Mr. Baker, the link attached to the Mugging as Amusement phrase leads to the story about Mr. McKown.

jsid-1160667399-532860  Kevin Baker at Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:36:39 +0000


Fixed! Sorry about that.

jsid-1160673683-532868  McGehee at Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:21:23 +0000

I am deeply thankful for the Revolution.

Indeed. On those occasions when I blog such stories from the UK, my usual title is a variation on "Justifying the Revolution."

jsid-1160689084-532889  wrangler5 at Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:38:04 +0000

We not only have shall-issue laws, but we're getting more "castle doctrine" laws across the USA. So even without a concealed carry permit you can defend yourself in your home (and often in public if you're "allowed" to travel about armed) with a lot less fear of legal retribution from either the state or the (always-innocent) attacker or his relatives.

jsid-1160879606-533075  Stephen Rider at Sun, 15 Oct 2006 02:33:26 +0000

You said:

"Perhaps England and her villages have some lessons to learn from America? (And that's not a rhetorical question.)"

Yes it is. What you're actually saying is a statement: "England and her villages have some lessons to learn from America."

Good post, as usual.

jsid-1160882593-533078  Kevin Baker at Sun, 15 Oct 2006 03:23:13 +0000

No, I'm asking my anonymous commenter that question. I don't expect a response, but I'd be more than happy to discuss the topic with him/her/it so it's not rhetorical.

Glad you liked the post.

jsid-1161460321-536725  robert in england at Sat, 21 Oct 2006 19:52:01 +0000

The man is a moron, thinking that he is 'owed' protection by our marvellous state apparat.
One thing that is not clear from the reports, this 'village' is in the stockbroker belt, there are no normal people living there as its far too expensive - think Martha's Vineyard or the expensive bits of Manhattan.
As a common or garden British Oik, I go tooled at all times, and if this twat wants to go 'how dare you' to me, I will save you the trouble of having to come over and kick his arse.

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