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August 10, 2011

Iowahawk Headline: "London Rioters Resent Media Image of Hooded Teen Thug" UPDATED

Iowahawk does it again.

Except all he did was link it on Twitter.

The headline's real. A rag called the Montreal Gazette actually published that headline.

A lot of people are asking if Britain should get their gun rights back.

Some of them even are British.

“Britain’s gun laws are among the most draconian in the world, yet the nation has some of the highest levels of violent crime and burglary in the West, and there is no shortage of gun crime in major cities such as London and Manchester. While criminal gangs are often able to acquire firearms on the black market, ordinary law-abiding British citizens are barred from owning guns for self-defence.

The riots in London, the West Midlands and the North West should prompt a renewed debate in Britain over the right to bear arms by private citizens. The shocking scenes of looting across the country are a reminder that the police cannot always be relied upon to protect homes and businesses during a period of widespread social disorder. The defence of life and property can never be entrusted solely to the state, not least when there is a complete breakdown in law and order. As we have seen this week in Britain, when individuals are barred from defending their own property from mobs of vicious thugs, sheer anarchy and terror reigns.

BTW, the cops claim there was no order given to sit on their hands and do nothing.

I think they're lying, possibly covering for the mayor or something, or their own do-nothing leadership, and it will take a serious investigation to shake them off that lie.

Instapundit has more on the debacle, contrasting Korean shopowners in the 90s LA riots to the disarmed Brits.

UPDATE [DiT]: Looter photoshops, also via Iowahawk.


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