UK Gun Control Groups Upset Police Taught Teens Gun Safety

England as a nation of people who have even a remote sense of authentic, lived-out liberty has long ago passed.  Their willingness to surrender their ability to equip themselves with the basic tools of self defense, guns (in this day and age), is symptomatic of the disease that is the cult of state for which England seems to have fully and completely fallen.

A recent effort to attract teens to become police rubbed up against this cult of state disease.  A police department in Derbyshire County made the mistake of taking teens to a firing range and introducing teens to the concept of gun safety.  The reaction from the community was outrage that the police had even introduced these teens to guns (because only the state should have guns, don’t you know).

Gun Control Advocates Condemn Police for Teaching Cadets About Firearms

For teenagers interested in pursuing a police career, the idea of offering a cadet program to get an introduction to what law enforcement officers do sounds commendable. But anti-gunners in England, a country where strict gun restrictions abound, think otherwise.

When the Derbyshire County Constabulary invited 13- to 18-year-olds to learn what police work entails, the course included a visit to the shooting range, where the teens got acquainted with firearms and their role in policing.

Sounds fair enough, right? Night sticks just don’t work in all cases, and you’d think that England, which has experienced bombings and vehicular terrorism, including an attack on the subway system, would understand the value of guns. But after someone posted a picture showing the teens with firearms to the Derby Police Cadets Twitter account, that was too much for anti-gun zealots.

“The police have no business encouraging young people to develop an interest in guns,” a UK Gun Control Network (GCN) said afterward. Maybe the GCN thinks the next generation of cops will just learn firearm safety and proper usage through osmosis.




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