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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by badgerprints
badger, you've just proved my point!!
Number 1....I WOULD NEVER break into somebody's house. Of course, IF (in a concocted scenario) I DID break into a Policeman's house, well OF COURSE he'd defend his FAMILY and property!!!! AND, I would get what I deserved, although I'd expect that a trained Peace Officer would know how to shoot to maim first, unless his life was in immediate danger.
Number 2.... a properly informed burglar would NOT target a Peace Officer's home. SO, your example is moot.
Number 3.... by definition, a 'burglary' is a crime that occurs in a residence or business when there are no victims present. A 'robbery', by definition, is a crime upon a person or persons.
Number 4... a Peace Officer, I must repeat, had received EXTENSIVE training. OF COURSE, in the event of a home incursion, that Peace Officer will respond with deadly force, or force as appropriate. BUT that is a result of years of training! How many casual gun owners can claim the same, hmmmm???
Originally posted by Wotan
99% of the UK public has never owned a firearm of any kind and are simply not interested in owning one either.
Originally posted by SASAlbertino
We dont have a constitution bruv, never have, the closest thing we have is the Magna Carta, and how many people in the UK have ever heard of that?
Originally posted by Thistled
I want to add, this is ALL completely wrong.
Away from city centres, there are no cameras. City centre crime by young hoodlums is down thanks to the cameras. A vast number of people in the UK are pleased to see the CCTV, it HAS made and is MAKING our communties safer.
1984 - George Orwell? Nah, I'd be more concerned with all our internet usage as opposed to cameras watching us.
If you have nothing to hide, what's the problem?