by Jared Harris, Conservative Tribune
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.
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.
Let’s review what landed Britons at this juncture:
- The government heavily restricts guns.
The tipping point for gun rights in the United Kingdom was after a 1996 shooting at Dunblane Primary School. The resulting firearms act made virtually all effective self-defense handguns illegal.
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