“The British Parliament should repeal the draconian gun laws in the United Kingdom,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.
“Law-abiding citizens in the island nation should be able to protect themselves from violent thugs running rampant there in London and other major cities,” he added. “Londoners and others should be able to acquire, own and use the pistols, rifles and shotguns they need to defend their lives, their loved ones and their property from perpetrators of criminal violence.”
Snyder is the Gun Dean in the United States, according to Human Events, an American weekly conservative publication.
According to IBTimes.com, sales of baseball bats on Amazon UK rose 6,541 percent one day this week as the riots spread.
“This is a sad commentary on the UK situation,” observed Snyder. “People are trying to get baseball bats to protect their persons and their property from these thugs. If they had access to firearms, they would be in a much better position.
“Contrast this situation with the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, California, when citizens, particularly Korean-Americans, used pistols, rifles and shotguns for protection of life and property from violent rioters.”
Snyder said, “Restrictive gun laws undermine the ability of decent people to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property from criminal violence. These laws do not prevent violent criminality, they augment it. They are the bane of civilization and really have no place in a supposedly peaceful society.”