Thursday, July 17, 2008

Self-Defense In Britain

Apparently restored, but there are a couple problems:
Under new laws police and prosecutors will have to assess a person’s actions based on the person’s situation “as they saw it at the time” even if in hindsight it could be seen as unreasonable.

For example, homeowners would be able stab or shoot a burglar if confronted or tackle them and use force to detain them until police arrive. Muggers could be legally punched and beaten in the street or have their own weapons used against them…
Okay, fine so far as it goes, but gun ownership by private citizens is still prohbitited in one's home (I think). So self-defense not a big as it would appear.

I find it odd that a nation with a history of left-leaning social mores is moving more to the right. While at the same time, in our nation, with the Second Amendment, gun owners have to fight for the right to keep their guns in their homes.

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