Air Rifle Ban in Scotland

Apparently it’s being pushed by a couple that lost a child to an air rifle. As much as people might feel for them, we ought not, in a free society, remove other people’s freedoms for the sake of a single grieving couple. Grief seldom makes good public policy.

But this does go to show, eventually they will come after anything dangerous. They will turn the world into a huge padded cell, for your own protection. Future generations will never miss freedom they never had.

7 thoughts on “Air Rifle Ban in Scotland”

  1. The problem is, these people are dangerous – even to those who don’t directly live in their countries.

  2. The solution is to kill somebody with a Nerf ball. Once they ban Nerf balls, people will realize just how stupid they really have been.

  3. They’re always on about an air rifle ban for Scotland – it’s part of Salmond’s drive to take powers from Westminster, in this case Firearms-related law, and doesn’t have anything much to do with the politicians caring about the actual law, or public opinion, one way or another… if England wanted to ban air rifles Salmond would be for keeping them legal.

  4. It appears that the Scots are a thoroughly conquered people. Small wonder they have been granted home rule: they will only use it to disarm themselves even further.

    It’s sad.

    1. Nothing would make the English happier than the Scots leaving the Union. Not sure how the Scots would make all their welfare payments on their own.

  5. It’s worse than you think. Mark Bonini, the guy who shot the kid was a neigbour of the kid’s parents. He was high on speed when it happened (IIRC).

    The same drugs that the kids parents were sent down for soon after for selling. According to some people, Sharon McMillan, the woman calling for the ban, admitted selling drugs to Bonini.

  6. Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

    It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busy bodies.

    The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will do so without end, for they do it with the approval of their own conscience

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