Maybe I'll make this a recurring feature, like the Second Amendment Carnival (don't worry it's not gone), since stories like this are so frequent:
People caught selling realistic fake guns face six months in jail from Monday in a new law following an Evening Post campaign.Just wow. Every week it seems there's a new story on how Britain is incrementally outlawing freedom, with tacit approval from its citizens. At what temperature does this English frog in a pot of cooking water finally croak? Maybe it already has.
The ban also covers the manufacture and import of imitation firearms, and offenders could face fines of £5,000.
The move is part of a Government clampdown on violent crime, which also sees the minimum age for buying knives raised from 16 to 18.
The maximum sentence for carrying an imitation firearm in public without reasonable excuse is also doubled from six to 12 months.
I suppose this is a good time to drop a relevant quote, a quote so uncommonly insightful that I saved it, with thanks to the Conservative UAW Guy.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences. - C.S. Lewis