I understand that the UK is not the US. We are a gun culture.
But is this really something to be proud of?
I'd love to secretly poll everyone there and ask them if they wished they'd had a pistol.
Today I saw lots of comments about mass shootings in the US.
Deinstitutionalization of the severely mentally ill, which began in 1963 with the Community Mental Health Act.
So the claim that gun availability is to blame is not accurate.
THAT is the cause of mass shootings.
We have proof: only one mass shooting in US history before 1963.
How many lives are saved by guns, versus how many lives are taken?
Here's something non-Americans may not appreciate:
Most Americans can't depend on the police to save us.
Nothing is clear cut. We can't compare British culture to American, and we can't compare London to most American towns or cities.
Almost every time I leave my house, a mentally ill homeless person confronts me.
One actually identified my car, found where I live, and tried to kick down the door.
The mentally ill homeless person camped out in my back yard without me knowing and spent several days trying to get in my house at night.
I called the police twice.
The second time, the police AGAIN took so long to arrive that the homeless person began to leave, so I went out and followed.
When the police arrived, I told them that the homeless person was hiding on the front porch of the house next door.
"How do you know?" a cop asked.
I had to browbeat them into looking.
Americans are far more on our own than Brits. We're also living in a country that doesn't protect us against the severely mentally ill.
I myself own firearms, but I didn't even pick one up when the homeless lunatic was kicking my door.
The problem in the US isn't guns; it's the fact that we refuse to treat the severely mentally ill.
And there's something else.
The Mexican cartels are now growing marijuana in California. Drug-related violence is GOING UP.
Cartel members will kill anyone who approaches their marijuana patches.
The solutions offered will only make the problems worse.
I reserve the RIGHT to own firearms to defend myself.
That doesn't mean that BRITS must own firearms.
Not a narwhal tusk.
Americans trust themselves with firearms. And we ARE trustworthy.
Only one mass shooting in our history before 1963.
The answers to our problems are quite simple.
I expect these answers to be implemented in the coming years.