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weix11
01-09-2013, 8:36 PM
Here is a great article, I found from guncite.com, about how gun control took effect in the UK.

http://guncite.com/journals/okslip.html

It mentions that the government slowly chipped away their rights, and then used mass shootings as an excuse for broad legislative action. The media was against the gun owners, and every segment of the gun owning community turned against each other. Handgun shooters turned against rifle hunters, and shotgun shooters turned against handgun shooters, etc.

It also shows the slowly eroding other civil liberties that have occurred. This is way we cannot give one inch, to the anti-gun groups.

Rusty Scabbard
01-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Thanks for posting. I would think that article could convert many 'anti's' that take the time to read it.

MattyB
01-09-2013, 10:30 PM
It is almost verbatim of the attempts here right now. We gotta stop this nonsense and if worst comes to worst, not capitulate.

Its happening right in front of our faces and a full ban isnt far off at this rate.

SilverTauron
01-09-2013, 10:32 PM
From the Article:

Home Secretary Douglas Hurd told an audience that most the provisions in the 1988 Firearm Act had been prepared long before Hungerford, and the government had simply been waiting for the right moment to push them

Remember that the AWB Feinstein's offering now after the Newtown incident is a re-hashed version of the same bill she's been shoving onto the Legislative Agenda since the old ban expired in 2004. Rest assured the other side in the USA has their script already written for more restrictions in the event of another catastrophe-and unfortunately another spree shooting of Newtown's severity is inevitable no matter what laws are or are not passed.