Quote of the day–Jeff Cooper

Michael Howard is “Home Secretary” of the U.K., sort of a national chief of police. In his words, “Gun ownership is a privilege, not a right, and the use of firearms in self-defense is not acceptable for civilians in this country” (presumably it is okay for a soldier). So much for The Land of Hope and Glory! Die if you must but do not shoot back. 
   
Jeff Cooper
From Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries
Vol. 4, No. 13
November 1996
[Brought to mind by reading this.  A woman in England gets five years in jail for a non-functional, blank-firing gun stored in her home by her boyfriend.  Guns and their owners are treated like Jews in Nazi Germany.  This woman was guilty of hiding a Jew.–Joe]