Friday, May 27, 2005


Ask and the British will deliver

Yesterday, I wondered when the anti-sword movement would organize, working to regulate swords like they try to regulate firearms. Now comes this report from the BBC. It seems that the British are trying to reach a level even more absurd.

Of course, if the victims could have armed themselves...

Courtesy of NRA-ILA's "Armed Citizen":

The News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla., 7/20/00
State: Florida
American Rifleman Issue: 11/1/2000

According to police, a Daytona Beach, Fla., convenience store owner was behind his counter when Darrance Solomon Adams walked inside and demanded money shouting, "Give it up! Give it up!" The owner quickly locked the cash drawer then fumbled with the buttons in an attempt to convince Adams he couldn't open it. When a customer fled the scene, Adams became even more nervous and lunged at his prey with a serrated kitchen knife. The owner quelled the threat with several shots from a 9 mm Luger handgun. Two proved fatal to Adams who had served time for assault and drug possession.

The News, Tuscaloosa, AL, 6/15/89
State: Alabama
American Rifleman Issue: 9/1/1989

A man armed with a large kitchen knife began banging on the counter of a Tuscaloosa, Ala., convenience store and demanding money, but the clerk thought he was kidding and did nothing. The robber said he was serious, and at that point one of the store patrons asked another, "You got your gun?" When the other replied in the affirmative, the knife-wielding man fled empty-handed.

MORE: Filipino journalists have discovered the message that the British have missed (tip of the cap to SayUncle). As the leader of the self-defending journalists said:

"When you are pushed against the wall and somebody is firing at you and you cannot escape, you should fire back.”

That's true, but it helps to have a firearm with which to return fire.

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