And that would be a “highly diverse” civilized society too. Back when the UK was essentially monochromatic - ie, the land of white people - lethally violent crime was much lower.
No, I’m not blaming the blacks for UK’s current crime stats. But the one thing all those flighty types always miss when yodeling on and on about how wonderful and peaceful this euro state or that one is, is that the populations in those countries has been pretty much heterogeneous for many many centuries. All filled with people just like each other. To do violence to people not like themselves, they had to start wars. Which they did, about every 20 years, since Roman times or before. That generational warfare only ended AFTER American soldiers, armed to the teeth, flooded the continent and kept the peace since 1945.
And today? My oh my, such a surprise: since their far-left nuLabor open door policies have flooded all those nations with huge waves of highly diverse peoples, crime has skyrocketed. Violence has skyrocketed. Rape has skyrocketed right off the charts. Golly gosh.
America has been a highly ethnically diverse nation since the early 1960s, Prior to that we were “Caucasianaly” diverse since the 1840s. Prior to that we were pretty much nothing but English and Scots and Germans and Swedes. Four groups of white people who are actually very closely related, all of whom had a common violent enemy to deal with (red injuns and sometimes the Fwench).
So when europe gets all “melting pot”, let’s look at those numbers. Plus, the huge populations, as Rich pointed out. And the freedom part, as he also pointed out.
Do tell me how is the absolute hand gun ban working out in the UK then? even with the relatively few legal handguns in the UK prior to the ban the ill thought out ban did nothing to make the place safer but did ensure that there were and still are plenty of illegal ones available! can anyone explain how making them illegal will deter someone from getting one anyway when their original intent is to break the law anyway?
Here’s the punch line:
Without the right of self defense and the means to carry that out, you have no rights at all.
Timely comment Doc.
Another letter in another paper this morn. A lady writes to say that people who think they need to keep a gun for safety’s sake, who fear their fellow countrymen that much, are a people who she says, live in constant fear of those countrymen.
According to this bright light, only sportsmen and hunters and women are excluded from her fear factor, as I suppose she thinks only women have a legit right to have fear.
99.999% of my countrymen don’t worry me. Liberals may disgust me, but I’m usually not worried about physical attack. However, as the late Col. Jeff Cooper said, goblins exist and they do occasionally try to commit crimes such as robbery, rape and murder. Firearms serve well to discourage such activities.
I wish I had bookmarked or linked it, but less than two weeks ago there was a case of a woman who was murdered by her ex, WHILE SHE WAS ON THE LINE WITH THE 911 OPERATOR! The whole thing from her plea for help to the gunshot that ended her life and the killer’s confession before he killed himself, is recorded on the 911 tape.
Tee shirt slogans sometimes give perfect summaries of basic facts. For example;
“The response time of the police is about 5 minutes. The response time of a 45 ACP is 900 feet per second.”
“The police are minutes away when seconds count.”
Drew, fact is though, that blacks commit more crime out of all proportion to their numbers.
The ones called Asians here aren’t far behind and although it seems to change from year to year, Poles also responsible for high number of crimes and usually violent ones.
BUT ... Although these folks can be violent as anyone, it is reported today that 92 percent of all ATM fraud is the work of Romanians.
This country is being raped by foreigners and it is not racist to say so. The authorities who track this sort of stuff say so. But hell, with the EU calling so many of the shots thru the human rights farce, what else can we expect?