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Shocking moment motorist is ambushed and pistol-whipped by pair of masked robbers.
Daily Mail ^ | 1:29 EST, 28 December 2012 | Helen Collis

Posted on 12/28/2012 10:26:50 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham

This is the shocking moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home.

The footage shows how the man, who had just driven up to his house and parked his Range Rover, was punched to the floor before being repeatedly hit with the weapon.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guncrime; guns
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A classic example of why gun control is desperately needed in Britain.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 10:27:05 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham
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"Comments closed."

I wonder why? Heh.

2 posted on 12/28/2012 10:29:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

SUV alert....Range Rover involved. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 10:30:58 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Thank God England has gun control, one of those two poor yutes might have been injured had some honest citizen been armed. Gun control, to me it means ten in the X ring, to the left it means protection for the criminals.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 10:34:15 AM PST by Mastador1
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

This story is a total lie! There are no guns in Great Britain! And it’s a green and pleasant land filled with folks as kind as elves!


5 posted on 12/28/2012 10:42:43 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

cold, dark, damp, sarcastic and dangerous


6 posted on 12/28/2012 10:53:03 AM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Was the man charged for repeatedly striking out at the two with his head rather than just giving them what they wanted?


7 posted on 12/28/2012 11:36:18 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

SPJNK.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 11:37:53 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes there are.

Its only silly freepers who pass comment on the UK without knowing about the UK that think so. BTW, silly is a general remark, not aimed at you per se.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 11:42:32 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Maybe because:

“The attack happened just before 7pm on Friday April 20.”

Last line of the article.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 12:10:02 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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But the article itself was PUBLISHED: 11:29 EST, 28 December 2012 on the site.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 12:15:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

click on contact us at top of page and send comment to them that way.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 12:50:11 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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Please tell me if I’m correct; Handguns are not allowed, but shotguns are, and only in the home?


13 posted on 12/28/2012 1:42:45 PM PST by Amberdawn
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I like you scotsman, but some of us have been over to the British papers and have been appalled at the brutal, vicious reaction to the Newtown killings. I'm personally sickened by the reaction of Daily Mail, Independent, Guardian & Telegraph readers to this horror.

I've been visiting and living in England since the mid-1970s. I love it but am disgusted by the ill-mannered and ill-educated responses to our Constitution and our country. What goes around comes around.

14 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:25 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Amberdawn

Handguns: most illegal since 1997 on the British mainland, but legal in Northern Ireland, as is some form of concealed carry. Very limited handgun licence is available on the mainland for personal protection where there is a ‘verifiable specific risk to the life of an individual and that the possession of a firearm is a reasonable, proportionate and necessary measure to protect their life’.

Rifles: legal. Licence required.
Shotguns: legal. Licence required.
Air weapons: legal. No licence.
Replicas: legal. No licence.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 7:04:18 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: miss marmelstein

The reaction is one of anger and frustration, not hate for America.

Most British people like the US, and many people here are fed up of these spree killings. And children as victims just fuels more anger. And many Brits will never grasp the gun love in the US. I do, but guns have never been anywhere near as mass owned as your nation. We were built on the sword, not the gun. And we kill with knives, not guns.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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Thank you! I am curious as to what kind of people are able to “carry” due to “verifiable specific risk”? I am assuming that these individuals are private and not law-enforcement personnel. If your life is threatened by an unidentified person perhaps? Thank you again in advance.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 8:05:12 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Now clearly this homeowner did not have the requisite, “No Guns on Premises” signage that would have prevented such an attack.

I’ll bet he gets those signs on his property quickly!


18 posted on 12/28/2012 8:21:03 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: the scotsman

One slight correction on airguns. If the energy of the fired pellet is below 12 ft/lb there is no license needed. If the energy is greater than or equal to 12 ft/lb a firearms acquisition certificate (FAC) is required, which is the same license needed for a rimfire or centerfire rifle. Suppressors should be bought at the same time and added to the FAC. It is considered poor form to shoot unsuppressed guns thus disturbing the quality of the idyllic countryside, or the poor scotsman trying to enjoy his dram.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 9:08:42 PM PST by TEXASPROUD
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To: the scotsman

It is utter hatred of America. You have obviously not been bothering to read the comments on almost all the newspapers. Scotsman, you get one negative comment on Great Britain at FR and you are all over the person who has written it. But just go look at the bile that is poured out on a daily basis on your broadsheets and tabs. It is sickening.

And why are Brits “fed up” with spree killings in America? Why don’t you look (I know, it’s hard to find!) at the crime sections of your own sites. Just yesterday two gun killers were sentenced to prison and an old man was pistol whipped in one of the great cities in either the Midlands or Yorkshire.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 4:05:16 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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