The guns of Brixton & elsewhere: A thought experiment
Blair announces new gun-crime measures after fourth murder
Monsters and Critics.com - 18 hours ago
London - Following the deaths by shooting of four young men in London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced harsher penalties for possessing firearms.
In an alternate universe, suggests Pacific Empire:
And in another universe, in which the UK followed the advice of Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance:
Following the deaths by shooting of four young men in London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced harsher penalties for shooting people.
We believe the best action would be to relegalise guns and let ordinary people fight back with lethal force against the violent criminals who presently rule the streets of our cities...To help you in your decision, Dr Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance points out on behalf of beleaguered Britons: "We have the most restrictive laws in Europe on gun ownership. These have plainly not worked. In 1968, in 1988, and twice in 1997, we were promised a safer country if only we gave up our guns. We were cheated. In fact, the only people who have no guns are the respectable."
So which is it? Which solution would be the most effective? And which the least?
LINKS: Crime and punishment - Pacific Empire
Relegalise guns: Power to the People! - Dr Sean Gabb, Libertarian Alliance, UK
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