Bring out your toys!

Remember how England is banning deactivated firearms?  As if that wasn’t silly enough, now the police are asking citizens to turn in their “realistic imitation guns“.

London’s Metropolitan Police began a four-week campaign urging residents to surrender imitation guns after crimes involving firearms rose in the U.K. capital.

Airguns, blank-firing pistols and cap guns, along with real weapons, can be turned in at police stations anonymously, the Metropolitan Police said in an e-mailed statement today.

Wow.  “Turn in your inanimate objects that look like real guns, because you might commit a crime with your toys” is pretty much the stupidest thing that I have ever heard.  I imagine that this will be eventually followed by a legislative call to ban toy guns, because god forbid that you have anything in your country that even looks like a firearm.

It’s almost contemptible.  Who is thinking these policies up anyway?  How come someone over there in a position of authority hasn’t raised their hand in one of these meetings and said “Uh…guns are pretty much illegal, and that hasn’t done anything to help the crime rate; maybe we should try something else because this gun shit isn’t working”.  Where is that guy, because he needs to say something.

2 thoughts on “Bring out your toys!”

  1. I was thinking of getting donations together so we could buy them a clue but with the current exchange rate, I don’t know if we could afford one for them…

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