Jeff Soyer on 04 Oct 2013 03:08 pm
For all of its faults, I’m still grateful to have been born in and live in America. If I was living in England, I’d have to exist in a bullshit world like this:
A GRANDFATHER who hid a handgun and deadly bullets under a haystack in his garden has had his jail sentence more than doubled by top judges.
Police found the loaded and “potentially lethal” Luger 9mm pistol at the home of 58-year-old Joseph Wright in Burnhope in County Durham.
Wright, of Holmside Lane, was jailed for 18 months at Durham Crown Court by Recorder Bryan Cox QC in July after he pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm and prohibited ammunition.
But three senior judges at London’s Appeal Court today upheld a bid by Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC, to have Wright’s jail term upped to five years, after accepting his original sentence was “unduly lenient”.
So, now his prison sentence has been increased to five-years. . . . for something that — outside of a few liberal-ass states — wouldn’t draw a blink from anyone, cops or journalists here in our country. Yeah, it sucks living in CA, NY, NJ, MD, MA, and a couple of other states. BUT: If you’re lucky and (like me) live in 40-or-so-others, you would never experience such nonsense as this poor grandfather did in the “What the hell is the Magna Carta?” country of Great Britain.
Don’t you just love how the reporter says that a gun can be “potentially lethal” and the “deadly bullets” references? In my neck-of-the-woods, a loaded gun would be considered a potentially life-saving device that everyone should hang on the wall next to the fire-extinguisher. Okay, maybe keep it in the drawer of your nightstand. That was the advice of the Captain of the Bradford Barracks’ State Troopers at a “Civilian Police Academy Course” I took here in the mid ’90’s.
Having implied that I feel safe and snug here in Vermont, USA, I also understand that the natural right of self-defense that most of us (and I) enjoy at this moment can be quickly erased by electing the wrong types, the liberals, “the government will rock our cradle” crowd. Be strong and start being vocal. You are not alone or unique; a whole lot of us believe in freedom and liberty and a very small government that just protects the borders and otherwise . . . otherwise just gets the fuck out of the way. Oops! I just woke-up and realize that dream will never happen. Rats!