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#1 tarsus

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 09:29 PM

With the number of stabbings what is the opinion of people who are reading this about self defence. Is it not time for the public to be allowed to carry some sort of weapon. I do not mean fire arms. For defence only I can think of a few which would perhaps stop an attacker and maybe save lives. The person with the knife can end up dead but at the start of the attack the person with the knife does have the advantage, pepper spray nunchakus. You can of course carry a stout staff/walking stick.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 09:32 PM

Running shoes...?  About the only thing we are allowed.  Of course, taking off at speed leaves you open to being tasered by some trigger happy cop.

 

Your choice.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:01 PM

With the number of stabbings what is the opinion of people who are reading this about self defence. Is it not time for the public to be allowed to carry some sort of weapon. I do not mean fire arms. For defence only I can think of a few which would perhaps stop an attacker and maybe save lives. The person with the knife can end up dead but at the start of the attack the person with the knife does have the advantage, pepper spray nunchakus. You can of course carry a stout staff/walking stick.

 

Spray is probably your best bet since you could disguise it as something completely innocent.

 

As more High public trust areas atrophy into low public trust areas the debate on civilian arms will be revisited.

Living in the affluent(least deprived) and deprived areas(poor) in the UK is basically like living in a different country.

 

But give it time for sectarianism to take root, poverty to grow, family units and communities to break down in the high trust areas and become more atomized and we will see "Protected" groups refereed to as "Oppressed" groups arm themselves first, because the police will be less inclined to bother them about it and they are more likely to have the connections to source these.

 

followed by a debate when the "non-ethic" decide they want to have arms too,

 

Their main obstacle is that all of their representatives of that last group with political power come from the high public trust areas and will oppose civilian arms for "non-oppressed" so you will need to wait for a larger portion of the UK to become poorer which is a matter of when and not if

 

thus once more than half of the citizens of the UK regardless of race live in what can be described as Ghettos and trust in the authorities dissipates we will see more arms regardless of legality.

 

Probably not a priority In Shetland since it doesn't have the same issues as places Robert Putnam and those who agree with his findings would describe as "low public trust areas" have.

 

The Low trust areas have internal local examples of stabbings and muggings which the public witnesses firsthand.

In the High trust areas these are External second hand information which can be safely dismissed at least until it spreads.