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If you want a look at how Democrats’ experiments in gun control will likely turn out, all you need to do is look across the Atlantic Ocean.
The United Kingdom’s byzantine and restrictive gun laws have effectively disarmed citizens of all but the most paltry of firearms. Residents looking to buy rifles, for example, will most likely have to settle for a .22 caliber. Buying a pistol is out of the question — they’re effectively banned.
Government - Bans - People - Criminals - Tool
Although the government insists these bans make people safer, criminals have simply adapted to an older and more brutal tool — the knife.
Knife violence is now sweeping the United Kingdom, and is at a nine-year high, according to the BBC. Police have even taken to confiscating anything remotely pointy, making for some dystopian Twitter posts.
Independent - Reports - Country - Defense - Minister
As the Independent reports, the country’s defense minister said the military “always stands ready to help any government department,” when asked about dealing with knife crime.
This is seemingly good news for British police, who say they are understaffed, underfunded, and ill-equipped to battle the epidemic. The Metropolitan Police commissioner even said troops would be welcome to help fight the crime wave.
Gravity - Sink - Moment - Troops - City
Let the gravity of that sink in for a moment. Military troops on city streets is a real possibility for the people of England, all over a rash of stabbings.
But this didn’t happen overnight, and it went almost exactly how every “crazy gun nut” here in America said it would.
Britons - Juncture
Let’s review what landed Britons at this juncture:
1.) The government heavily restricts guns.
Tipping - Point - Gun - Rights - United
The tipping point for gun rights in the United Kingdom...
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