The measure of a free country is not how many flags it flies, but how free *its people* are from government infringement of its common rights - not the least of which is the RIGHT of self-defence, and the concomitant means needed to do so!
Under the CURRENT COMMON Law, you have a inalienable RIGHT to bear arms, and to carry for a lawful purpose..... This is the eternal law that was preserved in our Magna Carta, and under this SUPREME LAW you CAN NOT be made a criminal/outlaw for exercising your RIGHT. So why are you afraid to do so? Should the police be found ignorant and unlawfully charge you, its the law and a jury of your peers that will judge you... not them. That is, at least, what THE LAW says....... Under 'rule of law' even government (especially them actually) are accountable to the law, and must obey - or they become illegitimate.
Think of YOUR right to bear arms this way.... ANY government is a potential assailant.... and there is no principled argument by which a "potential assailant" could regulate or restrict the ability of a victim to protect themselves. - BCRevolution
"It‘s better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it." - unknown author.
"I carry a handgun, because a cop is too heavy and too slow" - unknown author.
Armed Citizens Make Fewer Mistakes Than Police
Do the math. That's a per capita rate for the police, of almost 4000 times higher than the population in general.
That number seems excessively high, so let's look at it in a different light.
According to a study by Newsweek magazine, only 2% of civilian shootings involve an innocent person being shot (not killed). The error rate for police is 11%. What this means is that you are more than 5 times more likely to be accidentally shot by a policeman than by an armed citizen. But, when you consider that citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as do police every year, it means that, per capita, you are more than 11 times more likely to be accidentally shot by a policeman than by an armed citizen.
The only question we should perhaps be asking, therefore, is whether we should continue to allow police the privilege of having guns. A privilege we granted them as part of their sworn duty to serve and protect us? They seem to forget this part, so maybe its time to remind them. [Source for data: http://www.actionamerica.org/guns/guns1.shtml]
Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm - Jeff Knox explains how irrational fear led to police-sanctioned murder - June 1/12
* Concealed carry laws have reduced murder and crime rates in the states that have enacted them. According to a comprehensive study which reviewed crime statistics in every county in the United States from 1977 to 1992, states which passed concealed carry laws reduced their rate of murder by 8.5%, rape by 5%, aggravated assault by 7% and robbery by 3%.(4)
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YOU, on the other hand, will ALWAYS have a legitimate and LAWFUL RIGHT to
defend yourself with arms... Don't let them take it away! Exercise it NOW... and
PLEASE help us to defend this right, and oppose the government brainwashing
and intimidation that is trying to steal it from you.
Does this frighten you even a little bit? Is this your idea of a free country?
Apparently this is the "Conservative" view of Canada, because they have
done nothing to stop this from happening again.
Judge blasts mandatory gun sentences in ruling - National Post Staff Jun 28, 2011
the government doesn't want you to know....
FBI Uniform Crime Report (1992) shows that 70% of violent crimes are committed by 7% of criminals, many of whom are on probation or are given parole and released early. Of incarcerated felons surveyed by the Department of Justice, 34% have been driven away, wounded, or captured by armed citizens; 40% state that they have decided against committing crimes for fear their would-be victims were armed.
The FBI's statistics in the 1992 Uniform Crime Report also concluded: "Violent crime rates are highest overall in states with laws limiting or prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms for self-defense."  "The FBI's data also show that in 20 other states that issue CCW permits (including Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Tennessee, Wyoming, and others), these states have enjoyed a REDUCTION in crime as follows: 1) Violent crime rates are LOWER by 21%. 2) Homicide rates are LOWER by 33% 3) Robbery rates are LOWER by 37% and 4) Aggravated assaults are lower by 13%."
States offer selective reciprocity in this area. That is, a permit-holder in one state may be able to carry or transport a weapon in other states with a reciprocity agreement with the home state. Reciprocity does impose on the permit-holder the responsibility for knowing and understanding the differences in the laws between the states.
From the National Self Defense Survey - 1994
Among 15.7% of gun defenders interviewed nationwide during The National Self Defense Survey, the defender believed that someone "almost certainly" would have died had the gun not been used for protection -- a life saved by a privately held gun about once every 1.3 minutes. (In another 14.2% cases, the defender believed someone "probably" would have died if the gun hadn't been used in defense.)
In 91.7% of these incidents the defensive use of a gun did not wound or kill the criminal attacker
In 73.4% of these gun-defense incidents, the attacker was a stranger to the intended victim.
In over half of these gun defense incidents, the defender was facing two or more attackers
In 79.7% of these gun defenses, the defender used a concealable handgun. A quarter of the gun defenses occured in places away from the defender's home.
How Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense? [Guncite website]
John Stossel Links Gun Control to Higher Crime Rates
MILLER: Gun ownership up, crime down - By Emily Miller, The Washington Times, Monday, June 18, 2012
Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern.
“This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI’s violent-crime rates,” said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the National Rifle Association. “It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline.”
Mr. Arulanandam pointed out that only a handful of states had concealed-carry programs 25 years ago, when the violent-crime rate peaked. Today, 41 states either allow [sic] carrying without a permit or have “shall issue” laws that make it easy for just about any noncriminal to get a permit.
The Police: No Duty To Protect Individuals - (Warren v. D.C.)
Church shooting highlights need to increase recognition of our right to carry. Finally we aren't just helpless disarmed targets....
Boyd said Assam was the one who suggested the church beef up its security Sunday following the Arvada shooting, which it did. The pastor credited the security plan and the extra security for preventing further bloodshed.
Boyd said there are 15 to 20 security people at the church. All are volunteers but the only ones armed are those who are *licensed to carry weapons. [*A license in this sense regards the fact that the Church is private property]
Texas School District Will Let Teachers Carry Guns - Published August 15, 2008
Disarming people a disaster
Many thanks to Andrea Hannen and to the Citizen for running a letter on the
Not only is it indeed wrong Dean, but contrary to the law of the land....
39. No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any way harmed--nor will we go upon or send upon him--save by the lawful judgment of his peers [for example] by the law of the land. ["Law of the land" means our anglo-saxon common law which became part of the Magna Carta itself - forever]
Go here to see what remedy this document freely authorizes in the event this law is infringed or violated. Yet another principled AND LAWFUL justification for YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS!!!Gun Ownership B.C. forum: http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15796
911 operator: ‘I really just don’t give a sh*t what happens to you’ <[Link to video]
A Nashville woman who waited [three] hours for someone to respond to her call to 911 emergency services didn’t hear the worst part of the call... Furthermore, her call was even postponed for a traffic violation deemed "more important" as the screaming woman explained that her boyfriend was about to break in an kill her.
Laughing Mountie faces discipline over botched gunshots investigation - By Gary Dimmock, Postmedia News January 19/2011
OTTAWA — It was hardly a laughing matter, but before British Columbia RCMP Const. Mike White responded to a shots-fired call in the fall of 2008, he chuckled about it in a radio call with the dispatcher — twice.
Jury defends our unalienable right to use guns for self defence in cop shooting.