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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #8)

Sat May 3, 2014, 12:31 PM

26. gunchester

duckhunter: The UK did not have to break away from the kings oppression with its armed citizenry to become a free nation and that is why that owning a firearm is part of the US and state constitutions.

Hate to break this to you duckhunter, but neither did the United States - because of it's armed citizenry - break away from an English king GeorgeIII to become a free nation. American militias did not win the rev-war, the Geo Washington led Continental Army did, with a bit of timely help from the French at Yorktown. Washington thought the militias were generally unreliable & pathetic, as did Nathaniel Greene, was a general perception.
.. The arms which the armed citizenry did have, were sometimes employed against other americans, tory vs rebel, in southern towns mainly.

duckhunter: The guns and grenades of gangland Britain ... On an anonymous industrial estate on the outskirts of Manchester the weapons were re-bored so that they were capable of firing live ammunition. On the street the guns fetched £700 each and he and his accomplices supplied almost 300.

Gee, Manchester air guns were rebored so they could fire live ammo - I think with these guns those American militias would've been worse off than with their muskets, since no bayonet... about half English guncrime is by air guns or bb guns or single shot modifications thereof.
Oh, btw: .. by the late 2000s levels of gang related gun crime had greatly reduced in the area as a whole .. you post old news.

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