reply to post by andy06shake
The thing is people try to use incidents like this to persue their own agenda's.
And amidst it all the real important things get forgotten.
In this thread we've seen many non-UK citizens criticising UK gun laws, rattling on about The Right To Bear Arms and accusations that we Brits lack
Clearly UK gun laws are NOT at fault in this instance - the homeowner has used his licensed firearm in self-defence and that has been deemed within
I think its safe to say that the 4 intruders intensions were malevolent to some degree or another.
Again, I tend to agree with you - but that's for the law to decide.
If we feel that the laws of this country are inadequate or inappropriate then we should demand that the lawmakers - i.e. those who are elected to
represent us - draft laws that reflect our wishes.
The Police are there to enforce those laws.
CPS are there to prosecute those laws.
The judiciary is there to interpret those laws - they should be worded in such an unambiguous manner that no amount of legal maneouvering can cause
differences of interpretation etc - and to pass sentencing, in accordance with the law, on those who have been proven to have broken those laws.
Pretty straight forward.
Personally I feel that the whole system fails and that we require a radical overhaul and reform - a full system re-boot - of electoral, parliamentary
and judicial systems and procedures.
But that's adiscussion for another time and place methinks.
Unless of course they were Jehovah's witnesses trying to punt the Watchtower! LoL
In which case surely it would have been equally as understandable for the homeowners to have done the exact same thing?
It's one of my own personal conflicts - I have no desire to see any relaxation of our gun laws - again, a discussion for another time and place - but
if anyone broke into my house I know that I would do whatever necessary, probably resulting in at least serious injury.