Wednesday, 20 July 2016
How can we defend ourselves from this:-
Let us for sake of arguement assume the facts contained in hte article are accurate. And given the state of Brtiain at the moment this is not an outlandish assumption. There is one question which I would like to pose to the Greater Manchester Police. How was this woman ,or any infirm or disabled person, expected to defend themselves?
We know that we are permitted to use "reasonable force" in self drfence. But look at the victim. I doubt she could use ANY force in self defence.She is therefore left helpless by the GMP. She is left undefended by the police as a deliberate police decision. We are used to the police taking a tough line with "vigilantes" but this is different. How does the vulnerable person defend themselves when the police do not or will not?
I make one suggestion. A "vulnerable person" has the right to keep a shotgun at home. I can hear the outcry now from the liberals.."gun nut","extremist", etc etc. I am prepared to compromise. A taser, a stun gun, tear gas or some other non lethal weapon could be substituted. But whatever you views may be there is still one problem the police cannot or will not address. They can not defend the vulnerable member of the public who needs help. But they will prevent him/her from defending themselves.