Debarred the use Of Arms
(2nd Edition now available on Kindle and in paperback from Amazon )
Foreword by Lt Col, Dave Grossman
On April 19th, 1775, an attempt by British troops to confiscate guns from
Americans triggered a revolution. In the war that
followed, General Washington didn't use his right to free speech to
defeat the British; he shot them. Well! He and several thousand of his fellow
armed citizens did. When the victors of this revolution took power, they
established a Constitution and a Bill of Rights. All of these
"Rights" were intended to protect the individual citizens from their
The first such right was the First Amendment: the right to free speech. The
very next thing that the Founding Fathers carved into our national DNA was the
Second Amendment: the right to keep and bear arms. You see, they knew the
Founding Fathers had learned at a tragic cost, that there can be no
"rights" unless the citizens can protect themselves from their government.
Without the Second Amendment we would today have only "privileges"
granted by the government. And what the government gives, the government can
take away. And yet, as clear and powerful as the Second Amendment and the Bill
of Rights may be, there are those in our nation who would twist and distort the
original intent of the Founding Fathers and take away that right. These gun
control advocates, these gun grabbers, would make us a nation like; well! Like England. The
British had no such guarantee; no right to keep and bear arms was established
and imprinted indelibly in their national heritage. Today the citizens of that
once proud nation have paid a tragic price, because their government can, and
has, taken away their right to defend themselves. The situation in Great Britain
today, as well reflected by this book, is so bizarre, that it almost defies
In several cases, those who have used firearms in defense of their homes
have been convicted and imprisoned, while the criminals are released. Home
invasions are a very common crime, because the criminals know that citizens are
unarmed and cannot fight back. Thus, creating a pervasive climate of fear, and
a citizenry held hostage. They have truly become the land envisioned in the
movie, ‘A Clockwork Orange.’
It is a mad, insane world in which the government acts to protect the
criminals, passing law after law in the flawed belief that criminals will obey
these laws. But criminals, by definition, will always disobey the law! British
friends of mine who come to visit the US
will often go shopping for a set of steak knives, because they can't get them
Steak knives are not (yet) outright banned in England, but the concern for
liability is so great that stores won't sell them. What will they try to
regulate next? Swords? (No, they already regulated those!) Sticks? Rocks? What
will they try to regulate next?
has tried to license, control, and confiscate all guns for 50 years. This is a
small, island nation with complete control of their borders, who have pursued
these policies for over 50 years, and yet gun crime is on the rise! And
thus the book that you hold in your hands is one of the most important
books to be published in recent years, written by a former British law
enforcement officer, with a vital message that we must read and heed.
If England cannot make
gun control work, then there is no way on earth that it will ever work in the US. All
has succeeded in doing is to create one vast "unarmed victim zone.” And
that is the future of our nation if the gun grabbers have their way! We are
in a battle for the future, soul and safety of our nation and my good
friend Stephen Challis is uniquely qualified to give us this message. Do not
just read this book. Study it. Apply it. And pass it on, with urgency,
to others. If the gun grabbers have their way, then England is our future. And it is a
dark and desperate future, indeed.
LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, U.S.
Excerpt from Chapter 5(Second Edition)
The total ban on all modern
handguns in 1988, following the Dunblane massacre in Scotland, was, if you believed the
British Government, going to herald in a safer society. Well, in the years since,
what has actually happened?
Statistics, put out by the
Government, The Gun Control Network and other sources were completely at odds
with each other, both in the UK
and elsewhere. So, to put things into perspective let us concentrate on gun violence,
which is the use of firearms by criminals.
A Home Office study
published in 2007 reported that gun crime in England
remained a relatively rare event. Firearms (including air guns) were used in 21,521-recorded
crimes. It said that injury caused during a firearm offense was rare, with
fewer than 3% resulting in a serious or fatal injury.
The number of
homicides per year committed with firearms had remained between a range of 49 and
97 in the eight years prior to 2006. There were two fatal shootings of police
officers in England and Wales
in this period, and 107 non-fatal shootings, an average of 9.7 per year over
the same period.
the U.S.A. and the UK, of
course have to take into account the population and size of each country. Most
statisticians (Gun Control Network excepted) use the ratio of 1 to 100,000 per
population, so let us begin there.
In 2005-6 the police
in England and Wales
reported fifty gun homicides, a rate of 0.1 illegal gun deaths per 100,000 of
population. Only 6.6% of homicides involved the use of a firearm. By way of
international comparison, in 2004, the police in the United States reported 9,326 gun
The overall homicide
rates per 100,000 (regardless of weapon type) reported by the United Nations
for 1999 were 4.55 for the U.S.
and 1.45 in England and Wales.
It is not known on what basis these figures were compiled.