If you’re using the terrorist attacks in London to try and push your political ideas or islamophobia, fuck right off.
No, we do not need guns in the UK. The availability of guns wouldn’t have helped the situation, but made it 100 times worse. Those terrorists attacked people with knives. Imagine the absolute fucking carnage if they’d been able to shoot.
No, the policy of ‘keep calm and carry on’ does not demonstrate our weakness. It’s the ultimate act of defiance against terrorism, which by it’s very definition attempts to disrupt our lives and make us too afraid to continue. I agree that action must be taken, but our refusal to submit to fear is one of the things I am proudest of about our country, and in all honesty, what else is there to do? Action is being taken against terrorism - MI5 stop dozens of terrorist plots each year. But if we can’t eradicate the cause of this hatred and violence, terrorism will never end. We can’t catch every terrorist. Someone will always slip through the cracks.
No, Muslims are not the problem. Muslims are not terrorists. Terrorists are extremists, whose actions have nothing to do with the faith that they falsely swear allegiance to, for Islam is a religion of peace, and Islamic extremism is nothing but a perversion of that. Having seen Trump’s tweet about his ‘Muslim ban’, I have never been more furious. That ban is not an anti terrorism measure, but a policy of racism and islamophobia, and I speak for the majority of Britain when I say that we want nothing to do with it.
Now is not the time to argue, to profess ignorant political ideas or to perpetuate racism. People have died. Have some fucking sympathy. Let us grieve.
Retailed by Westley Richards in England c.1911. 12 gauge triple-barrel cluster, single trigger, top break action, automatic extractor. There was a short-lived enthusiasm for these guns back in the early 20th century, but balancing problems and no doubt WW1 put an end to it.
Manufactured by Joseph Egg c.1820 in London, England - serial number 2476. .57 caliber over-under twin gold-inlayed damascus steel barrels, flintlock muzzleloaders, single trigger firing each barrel in turn. Something about pairs of handguns instantly make them immensely cooler, even though chances are they were never used, let alone dual-wielded.
Manufactured by Holland and Holland in England c.1870 at the earliest - serial number 455. .577/14,75x20,90mmR British Revolver six-round cylinder, double action. You might have guessed, but this pistol is fucking huge.
Manufactured by Tipping and Lawden on Oxford St, London, England. .577/14,6x50mmR Snider, 8,5″ twin damascus steel barrels, side lever break action, exposed hammer, removable stock. I love how both beautiful and overpowered this firearm is.
Manufactured by Henry Nock’s company in London c.~1800 - no serial number. .44 ball, smoothbore manually indexed six-barrel cluster, self-priming flintlock. A considerable upgrade on his 1779 seven-barreled volley gun, Nocks uses the revolving technology of American gunsmith Artemus Wheeler and adds to it a self-priming mechanism of his own design, which would later be the basis of Elisha Collier’s famous designs. This firearm would allow its user to fire a shot, lock the barrel cluster into its next position, cock the hammer, lower the frizzen and take another shot, up to six times in a row. It was a considerably faster rate of fire than any musket at the time.