Imagine having to be careful about what you say online or risk losing your right to bear arms. That is the reality in the UK & it is what the anti-gun movement is fighting for in America.
EnglishShooting is a YouTube channel dedicated to promoting safe and responsible firearms ownership in the UK, particularly with an emphasis on promoting shooting sports. Unfortunately, its owner lost his UK gun privileges.
Some words government didn’t like.
The EnglishShooting YouTube channel, both the operator and people on the channel, have spoken out against UK gun laws. The government then felt the channel was a “forum for extremism” and the owner lost his gun license. He then tried toy keep quiet, so they said he was trying to be deceitful. He was in a no-win situation. Speak out and voice his opinion, lose his gun privileges. Keep quiet like he was advised, lose his gun privileges.
This is what happens when the government has the power to grant and revoke privileges based on how people act. Callum now has to shut down his channel and behave according to the guidelines the government gives him in order to maybe possibly get his gun privileges back. But now he’s having to shut down his YouTube, Facebook group, and more for fear what other people might say. Yes, he is losing his gun priviledges because of what other people are saying.
This is why Americans have the 1st & 2nd Amendment
In the UK, they don’t have free speech and they don’t have the right to bear arms. The government is allowed to restrict them how they see fit. This is called an oppressive government.
Back during the Civil Rights movement, Rosa Parks didn’t “need” to sit on the bus and Martin Luther King Jr didn’t “need” to bear arms. However, MLK asked the government for permission to bear arms in accordance with the laws of the time, and his license was revoked because the Federal Government didn’t like his political efforts in the Civil Rights Movement.
Let me say that again. The government didn’t like MLK fighting for equality of all people regardless of their skin color – so they denied him his constitutionally protected rights.
It is the Bill of Rights – not the Bill of Needs
Remember the story of EnglishShooting whenever any anti-gun advocate says we need the government to determine who is “of right mind” in order to own guns. Because this is exactly what will happen if we give the government the power to deny us our rights. It is what they have done in the past, and it is what they will do again if given the chance.