Tuesday, December 21, 2004

10,000 Brits want to be able to defend themselves

Telegraph | News | 'Why should the victims be reasonable?' The Sunday Telegraph continues its campaign to enable British householders to defend themselves.

This letter is typical, and reflects my own thinking:
I am 84 years old. Any burglar is certain to be far more strong and agile than I. In order to have any chance to defend myself and my home, I must have the use of a weapon that can supply the power I have lost.
If you deny people effective means to defend themselves, you deny their right to defend themselves. A 115 pound woman, assaulted by a 230 pound man will have little hope if she does not have access to a firearm - she will be dead or raped or both.

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