Great Britain has some very strict gun control laws, making it difficult for most citizens to defend themselves, their loved ones or their homes. For years, many police officers in Great Britain did not carry guns on the job.
However, due to an increase in violence and terrorism, there is a move to arm more police officers to give them a means of self-defense and to defend against violent criminals and terrorists. While a push to arm police is mounting, there is still no effort being made to give British citizens the right or ability to defend themselves. In fact, the opposite is true.
“Q589: Are there any legal self defence products that I can buy?”
The answer given by this official police resource site may shock you:
“The only fully legal self defence product at the moment is a rape alarm. These are not expensive and can be bought from most local police stations or supermarkets.”
“There are other self defence products which claim to be legal (e.g. non toxic sprays), however, until a test case is brought before the court, we cannot confirm their legality or endorse them. If you purchase one you must be aware that if you are stopped by the police and have it in your possession there is always a possibility that you will be arrested and detained until the product, it’s contents and legality can be verified.”
“However, accepting there is a lot of concern about street crime, we can try to clarify matters a little by putting forward the following points.”
- You must not get a product which is made or adapted to cause a person injury. Possession of such a product in public (and in private in specific circumstances) is against the law.”
Note that the answer emphasizes that a British citizen may not use any product that could harm a person. If you are a woman and a man attacks you and tries to rape you, the only legal defense you have is to pull out your rape alarm and push the button and pray that rapist stops and runs away or police show up instantly.
The website says you are not allowed to use anything like a pepper spray or anything that could injure the person attacking. One can only extrapolate that by the website emphasizes ‘must not get a product which is made or adapted to cause a person injury’ that you can’t use any type of weapon to defend yourself. Just push the button on the legal rape alarm and pray for a miracle.
Also note that the official police resource website also states that if a person is found with any other self-defense product that they could be subject to arrest.
One has to wonder if a knife would be considered an illegal self-defense product?
While you may be shocked to see just how far liberalism has gone in Great Britain in preventing people from protecting themselves, consider that many anti-Second Amendment liberals here in the United States are pushing laws to make it near impossible to defend yourself. Think about the gun control laws in Maryland that requires gun owners to keep their guns unloaded and either secured in a locked gun safe or with an approved trigger lock. This makes the gun totally inaccessible and leaves a homeowner defenseless.
The same Democrats have also been pushing stricter gun control laws, some that would make it near impossible for many Americans to own a gun or be able to use a gun for self-defense. Given the chance, they’d pass laws like those in Great Britain where the only mean of legal self-defense anyone has is a rape alarm.