Rocket_Ron said:Do you live in fear of the police knocking on your door at three in the morning because you`ve just criticised the police/state/government?
Considering the direction the government is taking at the moment, ushered along by the sesationalist media, towards taking punitive action agasint people because they have the potential to commit an offense then I think there is an increasing risk of reaching that situation in the medium term.
However I don't think the answer is de-restricting ownership of small arms to the extent it is in the US. I don't believe that handguns should have been banned after Dunblane and I'd liberalise the market for sport shooting again. I don't see a requirement for small arms as an insurance policy.