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Posted: 3/5/2006 2:36:10 PM EDT
Take a look at some of these cases in the UK if you think we got some idiot politicians trying to take away our ARs:

A young man running on a road at night was stopped by the police and found to be carrying a length of steel, a cycle chain, and a metal clock weight. At his hearing it was found he had been threatened and had previously notified the police. 16 days later he was attacked and beaten so badly he was hospitalized. The prosecutor appealed the ruling, and the appellate judges insisted that carrying a weapon must be related to an imminent and immediate threat. They sent the case back to the lower court with directions to convict.

In 1987 two men assaulted a 56-year-old man in a London subway car, trying to strangle him and smashing his head against the door. In desperation he unsheathed an ornamental sword blade in his walking stick and slashed at one of his attackers, stabbing the man in the stomach. The assailants were charged with wounding. The victim was tried and convicted of carrying an offensive weapon.

In 1994 an English homeowner, armed with a toy gun, managed to detain two burglars who had broken into his house while he called the police. When the officers arrived, they arrested the homeowner for using an imitation gun to threaten or intimidate. In a similar incident the following year, when an elderly woman fired a toy cap pistol to drive off a group of youths who were threatening her, she was arrested for putting someone in fear. Now the police are pressing Parliament to make imitation guns illegal.

In 1999 Tony Martin, a 55-year-old Norfolk farmer living alone in a shabby farmhouse, awakened to the sound of breaking glass as two burglars, both with long criminal records, burst into his home. He had been robbed six times before, and his village, like 70 percent of rural English communities, had no police presence. He sneaked downstairs with a shotgun and shot at the intruders. Martin received life in prison for killing one burglar, 10 years for wounding the second, and a year for having an unregistered shotgun. The wounded burglar, having served 18 months of a three-year sentence, is now free and has been granted £5,000 of legal assistance to sue Martin.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:52:20 PM EDT
The Tony Martin Saga is well know in the NRA circle. Sad story
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:16:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 4:17:13 PM EDT by sherm8404]
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:19:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jaymeister99:
In 1999 Tony Martin, a 55-year-old Norfolk farmer living alone in a shabby farmhouse, awakened to the sound of breaking glass as two burglars, both with long criminal records, burst into his home. He had been robbed six times before, and his village, like 70 percent of rural English communities, had no police presence. He sneaked downstairs with a shotgun and shot at the intruders. Martin received life in prison for killing one burglar, 10 years for wounding the second, and a year for having an unregistered shotgun. The wounded burglar, having served 18 months of a three-year sentence, is now free and has been granted £5,000 of legal assistance to sue Martin.



Holy F---ing Shit.

I like Tony Blair, but I hear he is also anti-gun.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:53:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
The Tony Martin Saga is well know in the NRA circle. Sad story



www.guardian.co.uk/martin/0,2759,214318,00.html
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:25:07 AM EDT
I just keep hoping none of this stuff happens here. We already have it bad enough, but the Brits may just take the cake with some of this crazy crap.
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