This is a discussion on 6000% increase in aluminum baseball bat sales in UK within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by alachner I agree. Nonetheless, immigrants are not always bad and they are very beneficial to a country when they go to their ...
There is a huge difference between an immigrant and someone who just moved from another country. An immigrant merges with the general population and embraces the new culture. What is going on in London is a large group of foreign born people who never left the old country behind, much the same as with many Mexican "immigrants" here.
I saw a post that had Great Britain's law about using weapons. If I remember correctly, it said that any defensive weapon would be considered an offensive wepaon when used, and all offensive weapons were illegal. Wouldn't that cover bats?
In the Wall Street Journel Opinion Section today there was an article about how criminals rule in England. In one example, a criminal attacked a man with a knife. During the ensuing struggle the criminal was fatally wounded by his own knife while the victim was trying to defend himself from attack. The prosecutors were getting ready to charge the victim with murdering the criminal until public outcry caused them to stop.
I suspect there will be prosecutions for ADW as soon as one of those bats purchased for defense is actually used for defense. Why would anyone want to live in a society where criminals rights exceeded victim's rights? It's just wrong.
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Well let em flash in my neighborhood and they will meet my favorite baseball bat....
Oh and this is not my bat but lets just say I have something close. I wont swing it though unless they decide to go murdering criminal thug mode on my family and property.
"I believe that the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive." - Ronald Reagan
The fact is that no immigrant population has kept itself so isolated from mainstream American culture as hispanics, just like the groups wrecking havoc in England.
As far as the UK goes - during WWII, they asked for donations of firearms from US civilians, to arm their Home Guard for repelling a German invasion that never came. Seems they're learning the same lesson all over again.
Maybe their people can arm themselves again like they did back then...with knives taped to the end of a broom handle.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
This just in...The UK Inventor of the Year Award has been presented to a gentleman from Bristol who has designed an aluminum baseball bat that fires a 12 gauge shotgun shell..