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That's the recurring headline I use over at my blog, The War on Guns, to illustrate absurdities and outrages arising from the UK's anti-defense laws — the very kind the Brady Campaign et al would like to impose in the US. With guns for self-defense banned, and with even acts of self-defense punished, those inclined to violence have found their biggest enabler is a government that guarantees them a disarmed victim pool.

Here are a few examples from my "Sarah Brady Paradise" files. The London Times reports: "The first 'anti-stab' knife is to go on sale in Britain, designed to work as normal in the kitchen but to be ineffective as a weapon.

From The Daily Telegraph: "A group of golfers have been arrested on assault charges after allegedly fighting off a gang who attempted to steal their clubs."

Again from The Daily Telegraph: "Three in four criminals found with a gun escape prison even though the number caught has almost doubled in four years..."

The Daily Mail tells us: "Mother told police she feared stalker would kill her. They didn't come. That night she was murdered ."

And when the police do show up? From The Guardian:

"The public are fast losing patience with thuggish policing ... This aggression is no doubt linked to the government's nasty habit of writing laws that prefer the convenience of security forces to the rights of free citizens."

Meanwhile, as the public is being brutalized by aggressors in and out of uniform, as criminals, but not defenders go unpunished, and as pleading mothers are butchered with — would you call them "pro-stab knives"? — what kind of laws are being written to promote the welfare of "this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England"? From The Australian: "The Government is pushing ahead with legislation that will criminalise politically incorrect jokes, with a maximum punishment of up to seven years' prison."

The absurdities keep mounting. You could not make this stuff up. From The London Evening Standard:

"Men shot dead at anti-gun event ." And again from The Daily Mail: "Family of father stabbed to death by three thugs is denied compensation . because he tried to fight back ."

It is no wonder that the latest Mail headline tells us:

"Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed.

"Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the US and even South Africa — widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries ...

"In the UK, there are 2,034 offences per 100,000 people ... The US has a violence rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents ."

This is what the gun haters would reduce us to. And our domestic handgun-free Sarah Brady Paradise bears this out. As I write this column, here's the latest headline from the Chicago Tribune:

"The holiday weekend turned violent in Chicago, where police reported 10 people killed and at least 30 wounded on the city's streets."

Check out David Codrea's National Gun Rights Examiner column at www. examiner.com/gunrights. fTu^

Visit David Codrea's online journal The War on Guns at waronguns.blogspot.com.

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