reply to post by TDawgRex
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the UK already pretty much a Police State?
No it isn't, far from it.
Yes, there are major issues, one of which is the attempted erosion of our civil liberties, but we are hardly a police state.
Contrary to what some may have you believe we still have a certain amount of freedom of speech, pretty much the same as most European countries and
How long this continues is another debate altogether.
Yes, we have to increase awareness of the threat to our freedoms and resist all attempts to limit them - in fact I personally would advocate that we
seek more freedom - but suggesting we are a police state is gross exaggeration and panic-mongering.
What with all the CCTV
The vast majority of which are privately owned and used as surveillance on properties.
Yes, they are an intrusion, but again, not to the extent that some would have you believe.
and laws preventing private weapons ownership?
We have gun controls not gun prohibition.
Anyone who legitamately wants a shotgun etc for game shooting, sport etc is entitled to do so as long as certain criteria are met.
That's how the vast majority of Brits want it, we don't want any relaxation on our gun control laws.
If you want to keep your Second Amendment so be it, that's your business and nothing to do with anyone else, but we neither need nor want something
I think that you guys are already there and since the populace has rolled over, the Pols will just keep taking more.
I think even some basic research would show you that there is far more resistance to repressive legislation here in the UK than there ever has been in
the USA.....you haven't rolled over in the USA because you've always been laid out on your back!
I truly feel bad for you all.
Feel free, but I think your time and concern would be better spent looking at the failings of your own society rather than believing all the nonsense
about other countries and their problems.
Hell, I feel bad for us here in the US as we seem to be following in your footsteps.
Don't feel bad, feel angry and do something if you feel that strongly about it.
edit on 20/5/12 by Freeborn because: grammar and