UK gun law getting a little LESS ridiculous

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    Gun laws in the UK had become totally idiotic. In a recent case, a homeowner who shot and killed intruders who broke in during the night, carrying pry bars as weapons was prosecuted. This is a vision into the future of what lies ahead for us if the left's gun agenda is allowed to be implemented.

    How ridiculous is it that the UK finds it necessary to pass a law to allow a homeowner to defend his life and property from intruders?
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    http://seven.com.au/news/topstories/158046

    UK law lets homeowners kill intruders
    Date: 02/02/05

    British homeowners who kill or seriously injure intruders will not face prosecution, as long as their actions are within newly defined guidelines.

    A leaflet produced by prosecutors and police chiefs aims to address confusion over legislation that lets people use "reasonable force" against intruders.

    The new guidelines say householders can use weapons such as knives and guns against intruders and escape prosecution, but cannot get away with hurting someone already unconscious or with setting a trap for an intruder.

    The right to self-defence against intruders has been the subject of debate in Britain since farmer Tony Martin was jailed for manslaughter after he shot and killed a teenage burglar at his remote farm in 1999.

    The main opposition Conservative Party had called for the law to be changed with charges brought against homeowners only if their force was "grossly disproportionate."

    But Home Secretary Charles Clarke said further explanation of current laws would suffice.

    Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald said it was very rare for prosecutions to be brought against people who defended themselves in their own homes.

    "As long as someone hasn't stepped over that line into retribution or revenge, it is quite difficult to perceive of a level of violence that would not be regarded as reasonable by a prosecutor," Macdonald said.

    He said there were examples of homeowners not being prosecuted after intruders had been fatally stabbed or shot, hit over the head with bats or metal bars.
     
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    thats something they need to do over here. hell people around here break into your house, get hurt, then bring suit agaist you for having an unsafe house. whats up with that
     

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