Why guns should remain illegal in England

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Thankfully, England still doesn’t allow it’s residents to possess firearms, unless you’re a member of a gun club and even then there are loads of rules and regulations and checks and wotnot.  Of course a determined criminal will find a way to obtain a firearm if he/she really wants one, but the ordinary Joe’s like me aren’t allowed.  That’s a good thing, for me at least.

If I was allowed to go into a gun shop and buy a pistol as if I were purchasing a pack of sausages, it would signal the start of something so catastrophic that it hardly bears thinking about.  If I had a gun, I’d undoubtedly use it.

Somehow I just know I could pull that trigger without a moment’s hesitation.  Whether it be because of a mad rapist, burglar or just me wanting to end it all, a gun would feel too natural in my hands.  Like an extension of my own arm and so easy to squeeze that trigger, then afterwards the ‘oh shit.’

I’m spontaneous you see and don’t feel the need to plan things.  I can act on a whim at a moment’s notice and with a gun in my hand, that would probably end in tears.  I know my limitations.

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5 comments

  1. I think England should have the same gun rights as Americans. Studies have shown the places with the most gun rights,have less crime. It also helps prevent tyranny among other things. Hitler wouldn’t have gotten very far if the people wouldn’t have handed over their guns. Another thing too, if some sick fuck tried to rape me or hurt somebody I love or an innocent person, I don’t have a problem shooting them. But that’s just how I feel about it. 🙂

    1. Hi Becky, thanks for commenting. I agree with you that horrible crimes can be avoided if we could arm ourselves but at the same time, many accidents would happen and many spontaneous anger shootings would happen too. It’s one of those things that there’s no universal answer to. Either way there’s a downside.

  2. I think England should have the same gun laws as America. My husband is from England and he feels the same way. Studies have shown where there are less strict gun laws, there’s also less crime. It also helps prevent tyranny. If people wouldn’t have given up their gun rights when Hitler took over, he wouldn’t have gotten very far. Another thing too, if some sick fuck tried to rape me or hurt someone I love or an innocent person, I’d shoot him. I don’t have a problem with that at all. But that’s just how I feel. 🙂

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