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If you grew up in the 80s and 90s are are literate you likely remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books.  Well the London Metropolitan Police who’s motto is “Working together for a safer London” has put out a bunch of videos using the same style, with the topic being scenarios involving carrying knives in the UK:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVkzYDNJqo[/youtube]

Pretty hilarious how bad their laws are there. Most of the scenarios set out in the videos are pretty laughable and unrealistic too.

According to their promo website DropTheWeapons.org, “Picking up a gun or a knife always makes a situation worse never better.” …. Good to know! seems I learn something new every day *rolls eyes*.

And like needed another reason to never visit the UK, they have something there referred to as “Joint Enterprise“, which sounds pretty ridiculous.

If you are still looking for more UK related LOLz, check out the posts I did on Starter Pistols and Knife Surrender Bins.

From me to the London Metro Police: Keep on keeping London safe guys.  I hear it’s a crime-free utopia there hahah

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Bill Clinton praises Bloomberg’s efforts in gun control:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dztcsYI3rzs[/youtube]

heh a .50 cal “taking down a wall” :roll:

What do you guys think?

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It’s amazing but true: we can prevent terror suspects from boarding an airplane, but the FBI doesn’t have the power to block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47.

Full Story – HERE

Not true Mayor Bloomberg… you actually can’t prevent terror suspects from boarding airplanes, and that is evident by the fact that recent Times Square bomb plot suspect Faisal Shahzad was able to board a Dubai-bound flight at JFK airport in your own city (Source).

I’m all for “closing the terror gap” when taken at face value… but in reality rather than buying new guns and risk being caught, terrorists will just start purchasing guns used (stolen or otherwise) or obtaining them through a legal 3rd party (also known as a straw purchase).  Just like other criminals, terrorists obviously do not care about the law, so circumventing it to get what they want is not going to faze them.

I can’t help but be suspicious that closing the terror gap will also mean more restrictions put on the rest of us.

Another problem is that currently the terror watch list is a huge joke. There are thousands of people on the list that shouldn’t be on there.  Should they be denied the right to purchase a gun?  Remember 8 year old Mikey Hicks?

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10 Minutes worth of cheesy quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxn0Xfqkgw[/youtube]

A lot of career gun use and glorification from the governor of one of the most restrictive states when it comes to gun laws.

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When President Obama took office, gun rights advocates sounded the alarm, warning that he intended to strip them of their arms and ammunition.

And yet the opposite is happening. Mr. Obama has been largely silent on the issue while states are engaged in a new and largely successful push for expanded gun rights, even passing measures that have been rejected in the past.

Full Story: NewYorkTimes

A surprisingly negative and stereotypical “crib sheet” summary of the New York Times article at over at Vanity Fair.

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Gun rights advocates are hoping for even fewer restrictions on where they can have a firearm. Among their top goals is to make Arizona the third state where it is legal to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Bills in the House and the Senate would also eliminate background checks and training classes for people to carry hidden guns.

“All we’re doing is handcuffing good people, restricting their constitutional, God-given right to carry and perhaps their ability to defend their families,” said State Senator Russell Pearce, a Mesa Republican sponsoring the bill.

Right on!

Police departments worry that making permits optional might encourage more people with bad motives to carry concealed weapons, said John Thomas, a lobbyist for the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police. It also could lead to more accidents by people not adequately trained, Mr. Thomas said.

As always I disagree with the “encourage more people with bad motives to carry” argument, because criminals do not care about the law.  The part about accidents happening more frequently is a valid concern.  I hope that even for their own personal safety, no one would carry a gun that they were not familiar with.

Full Article at the New York Times website – HERE

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