Originally posted by blupblup
Originally posted by In nothing we trust
FREE Tony Martin - FREE Tony Martin - FREE Tony Martin
You're about 5 and a half years late mate!!
On 28 July 2003, Martin was released after serving a total of three years of his five year sentence, the maximum period for which he could be
held following good behaviour.
Tony Martin is actually a very good case for people to consider when talking about the UK and the ridiculous laws that protect criminals and not the
Just to reiterate points that have been made. We have never been allowed to have guns for protection, all guns must have a license for use in hunting
or for use as a hobby at a gun club. The ownership of guns as a hobby has now been taking away. However you can still have rifles/shotguns for
Tony Martin for those of you who do not know was a british farmer who protected his home and property by shooting 2 robbers who were in his house as
they were trying to flee. One was fatally wounded.
Due to the fact that they were fleeing at the time and so he supposedly was not in direct danger the police prosecuted him for murder. He was
convicted of murder and served 3 years.
To make matters worse, the other robber who lived but was also shot was given £5000 of tax payers money so that he could sue Tony Martin for
compensation due to his injuries.
So not only was a law abiding UK citizen sent to prison for protecting his home, the money we all pay in tax allowed for the robber to claim
The compensation claim was thrown out as the injuries were grossly exaggerated, but one of our tabloid newspapers paid him £125k for his story.
Lets say you're woken in the middle of the night by someone downstairs, you grab your gun and go to investigate and find 2 people trying to escape
through an open window, would you just let them go, knowing full well the police will do nothing and they're bound to be back again, or would you
pull the trigger just twice and serve your own justice?
I'll leave that for you to decide.
As for gun crime increasing in the UK, absolutely. But most of it is gang vs gang and not involving members of the public which can skew the
statistics some what.
Knife crime is far worse a problem and even harder for police to solve murders as there is very little evidence from a knife wound compared to a
gunshot wound and a bullet. I've seen CSI:Miami, I know what I mean! hehe