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jonathanmatando_pa300.jpgAs Britain descends into a criminals’ wonderland, I wanted to comment on the killing of 16-year-old boy who was shot in the head in a playground in Nottingham Cliff in the Burngreave area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday night. Jonathan Matondo took a bullet in the head, just one more teenager shot to death in the United Kingdom where the police are unarmed but where the criminals carry their choice of weaponsThe really bizarre thing is that the Police put out a message  to "reassure" local residents, saying that they were now patrolling the area and there was nothing to fear. Bit late, don’t you think? I mean we have teenagers shot to death in playgrounds and THEN the police come along. No doubt there will be battalions of trauma councillors on hands, but it’s all too late. Armed gang warfare is growing across the UK, how do we arrest it?

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11 thoughts on “16 WITH A BULLET!

  1. "just one more teenager shot to death in the United Kingdom where the police are unarmed but where the criminals carry their choice of weapons."

    The police are armed all right. Ordinary officers carry CS spray (a prohibited weapon under the Firearms Act) and truncheon or expanding baton (both offensive weapons ‘per se’ under the Criminal Justice Act). It is illegal in Britain to even possess CS spray, and illegal to sell, lend, manufacture, import, cause to import or give a truncheon or expanding baton. Both are illegal to carry in public under the Criminal Justice Act and CS spray is doubly illegal to carry under the Firearms Act.

    Armed police go armed with an assortment of tazers, baton guns, pistols, carbines, rifles, sniper rifles and sub-machineguns, all of which are illegal under the Firearms Act and illegal to carry under that and the Criminal Justice Act, and ordinary officers are set to get tazers also.

    Us serfs who abide by the law get nothing of course, and the criminals who break it whatever they like.

  2. One way which might just might begin to arrest this development, would be for the police to move into certain areas in massive sudden swoops, searching anyone and any property remotely suspect (regardless of racial sensitivities) and anyone found in posession of a gun whether loaded or not, on the streets or in a house to be jailed for 10 years without parole, no exceptions.

    It won’t happen though.

  3. colm,

    you have a point there in a possible solution but as you also say, the will is not there.

  4. If the police put just a fraction of the effort into tackling, predominantly Afrocaribbean, gang and gun culture as they did into, predominantly English, football hooliganism then this problem would go some way to being reduced. It won’t happen for the same reason that they won’t target Vietnamese marijuana growers. A warped political correctness that results in a fear of being branded racist and upsetting ethnic ‘minorities’.

    Laban at UK Commentators makes an interesting point.

    Isn’t Burngreave, where a sixteen year old Congolese asylum seeker was shot dead yesterday, just up the road from Spital Hill, where community activist Herald "Ruggie" Johnson told traffic wardens "This is our patch. Go back up Ecclesall Road and do your white aunties and uncles", claiming in court that "They were the only two white people in a predominantly black area and were seen as a source of oppression." ?

    http://ukcommentators.blogspot.com/2007/10/burngreave-spital-hill.html

  5. Guardian Apostate

    I agree with you there. It maddens me when I hear about these ‘ethnic’ battles and the failure of the authorities to acknowledge and deal with this reality.

  6. "

    One way which might just might begin to arrest this development, would be for the police to move into certain areas in massive sudden swoops, searching anyone and any property remotely suspect (regardless of racial sensitivities) and anyone found in posession of a gun whether loaded or not, on the streets or in a house to be jailed for 10 years without parole, no exceptions.

    It won’t happen though."

    Searching even a single house sufficiently to find a well hidden firearm would take a very long time so randomly searching large numbers is not even remotely practical. Most criminal gangs hide their firearms in woodland and the like in any case so it wouldn’t work even if it were practical.

    Not to mention the gross violation of rights inherent in unwarranted searches and seizures. You would also find some 800,000 legal gun owners going to jail for no reason at all as well as, I am sure, plenty of collectors and veterans who illegally own guns albeit without any violent intention.

    Come to think of it, and I hate to violate Godwin’s Law here, this is exactly what the Nazis did when they disarmed the Jews: bust in, rip their houses apart looking for weapons, confiscate it all, then come back a couple of years later to drag them off to the camps.

  7. Our US Supreme Court just upheld the citizens’ right to bear arms. The public is best served when it’s rights are preserved, not taken away, as your sweep/swoop would do. As the saying goes, "When you take away the right to bear arms, only the criminals will be armed". A sad hindsight for Britain and Canada.

  8. I don’t think it has happened yet. What did happen was that the Court of Appeals overturned Washington DC’s ban on handguns. DC claimed the law was legal because the second amendment is a collective right, not an individual right, and that therefore only the army need guns. The court affirmed that the word "people" in "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" does actually mean "people" as individuals, just as it does on each of the four other occasions that the word "people" is used in the Bill of Rights e.g. "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" does not mean that only the army needs that right.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258067,00.html

    It will go to the Supreme Court soon.

  9. I stand corrected. I hope we’re never in the position of looking back and lamenting the loss such a valuable right.

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