The Weak Horse

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

England has comprehensive gun control, the kind Democrats only fantasize about.  London has a higher murder rate than New York City.  Not with guns, with knives.  The Mayor of London calls for knife control.  When that fails to solve the problem, I expect it will be club control, lead pipe control, steel-toed-work-boot control and eventually, clenched fist control.
London police already have started on construction tool control:
How long until the average Briton wonders whether the problem is the tool, or the user?
Since they are reverting to Middle Ages rules and customs, including the barbarian hordes invading and attempting to conquer by jihad and systematic rape which the police from Rochdale to Rotherham are too politically correct to prevent, it’s time to propose Middle Ages solutions: all weapons must be peace bonded inside the city limits.  Nobles and their retainers will be allowed to carry all normal weapons everywhere except in the presence of the Lord High Mayor, but they must peace bond their swords, guns, battle axes, and lances with a bright ribbon to signify that they will not strike first.  Of course, in the Middle Ages the same rules would apply to the invading hordes, so that will be a welcome change to the law abiding public.  The penalty for violating the bond is death, sure and swift, a consequence the invaders remember from the lands they left.
Time to be the strong horse.
Joe Doakes

5 thoughts on “The Weak Horse

  1. The leap from the tools-or-user concept to weapons customs of the Middle Ages seems quite unclear.

    That said, the Middle Ages’ solution requires a level of effort from the UK police that far exceeds what little they have been able to show up until now. Since the present amount of effort exhibited is pretty much limited to harassing (ie, investigating, arresting, charging) Normals, this solution doesn’t seem like it would have much success.

    On the other hand, the left is all about making laws that they won’t enforce anyway, so why not?

    On the third hand, perhaps they could include these laws in some sort of package deal to turn every town in the UK into a real-life Renaissance Festival thing and cover the tourist angle too.

  2. JDM. The societal problem caused by citizens carrying a weapon is not defensive use, but offensive use – first strike, if you will. If nobody ever struck first, we wouldn’t care who was lugging around weapons, what kind, or how many, since nobody would ever get hurt by them.

    Liberals in America and Britain think the way to prevent first strikes is to prevent everybody from carrying weapons, but experience shows that doesn’t work. Criminals ignore the law, elites are exempt from the law, only the law-abiding suffer when the law renders them defenseless against first strikes.

    A better solution is to accept that first strikes will occur, but allow everybody who wanted to openly carry weapons for defensive use to do so, on certain conditions. Can’t be a felon. Must carry openly. Promise not to use it for first strike. The bright red ribbon is the Medieval equivalent of a Permit to Carry. In those days, it applied to a hand-and-a-half bastard sword. Judging from the photo in the tweet, nowadays, it would apply to a bastard file.

  3. Just think of what the London metro police could accomplish, if they did not devote so many resources to investigating and charging people for saying bad things on the internet.

  4. Remember how “Modern Damascus steel” is made?

    From the Land of the Rising Sun, comes the Modern Damascus Aluminum Foil Knife. Some assembly required, but nothing more than a vise, hammer, chisel, and a gas stove are needed.

    Ginsu, eat your heart out.

    My heart bleeds for the dottering old fool that our progenitor Englad has become.

  5. It’s worth noting that they prohibited the carrying of truncheons and knives in Weimar Germany as well, and doing so completely pacified the nation. Sort of. (I’ve read the law, and it’s true)

    I’m guessing next they’ll be banning canes and walking sticks so that people can’t use them as a quarter-staff or shillelagh. And of course, I’ve been told that precisely this ambiguity is what drove the popularity of these weapons…

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