WiltonRes, from a British point of view I find your arguement a very coherent and balanced reply to the pro gun lobby. Yes, I agree that we should be able to defend ourselves and again from a British point of view, British law states that we use only as mush force is reasonable......that in my opinion is a cop out.....in the heat of an attack from a third party you are likely to use anything you can get your hands on to defend yourself, so if the attacker comes at you weilding an iron bar and you run him over with your car, you are the one likely to be prosecuted.
So Brithish law is in some ways is flawed and the politicians here tend to be reactive rather than proactive and try and close the stable door after the horse has bolted. They banned sporting guns after a similar incident in the UK and only succeeded in destroying hundreds of peoples sporting activities ( not talking about hunting but target shooting)
Personally I think this arguement will never end and I dont think there will ever be a satifactory conclusion so these incidents will continue forever. How do you stop maniacs committing these vile acts.....I dont think we ever can
Regards to you all
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Quarantined........are they serious......this animal should have been put down immediately.
RERBC....there have been a number of very serious attacks by pit bulls over here and in a couple of case children have lost there lives. So yes they are a very dangerous dog and you are right they are all but banned over here now.....not exactly sure what they law states but it is certainly very restrictive now regarding pit bulls. To be honest you are right about the " Staffs" the same thing happens over here
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I know every country has it nutters but certainly the relatively easy access (compared to the UK) that you have to guns over there does not help. We have had similar incidents over here in the UK and it always seems to turn out that the perpetrators are mentally ill (or so they claim when they are caught) and indeed during subsequent investigations they we known to have issues. So you might say why was something not done.....I would ask the same question but thats the very often useless British authorities responsible for such matters.
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As Frank is a good pal of mine I thought I would comment on this story from a British point of view.
Yes speed humps, bumps or as they are called in the UK sleeping policemen do indeed reduce traffic speed but there are consequences. The main complaint I have (as I am involved in the transport of disable people) is that they are a nightmare for people travelling in wheelchairs particularly those wheelchair users that have spinal problems. It doesnt matter how slow the driver takes the bump ther is still that violent movement of the vehicle.and very often the can be suspension damage to a vehicle. There are other alternatives such as rumble strips (horizontal strips across the road ) which make the vehicle vibrate gently or even the more expensive chicane..
We indeed have the same problem in the UK. If the problem is a regular ocurrance get a coulple of volunteer parents to stand a t the crossing with a video camera or a policeman. A couple of mornings and afternoons will soon slow the idiots down..
Anyhow I am glad Frank (or indeed a child)was not hit by the inconsiderate pillock.
On another note its nice to hear whats going on in the USA particularly as your home border protection agency (or whatever they call themselves) made it so difficult for me to get a visa to visit that I cancelled my holiday over there. I just hope we do not make it as difficult for you to gain entry to the UK.
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