>An Ancient Outrage, An Ancient Right

30 Jan

>…And one they don’t have any more. Turk Turon takes us back to the Tottenham Outrage, when Crown subjects lent their personal sidearms to police and helped them run a pair of desperate robbers to ground; a time when Britons commonly carried personal weapons and the murder rate was a fraction of the present day.

Which is the greater outrage, I wonder: a single running gunbattle, or disarming an entire nation of people?

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3 Responses to “>An Ancient Outrage, An Ancient Right”

  1. Gewehr98 30 January 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    >The inalienable right of the citizenry to keep and bear arms notwithstanding, this must've been an early pilot episode of the "A-Team" – lotsa shooting, few hits.400 rounds from just the robbers?

  2. Roberta X 30 January 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    >Nobody said any of them were especially good shots.

  3. Bubblehead Les. 31 January 2011 at 6:41 am #

    >Perhaps we should consult with the records of those citizens who lived in Northfield, Minnesota during the James-Younger Raid?

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