The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
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...
Yes, but we were discussing "courage" (as in what happens when you're the victim of a nut with a weapon.)
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.
beyond comprehension, horrific and completely sick...
state of shock...
pretend to care...
don't you dare use this awful incident..
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.
The only thing we can learn from them is how to meekly bend our heads for the axe.
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.
Fixed! Sorry about that.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.