Saturday, January 29, 2011


EDL Leader Assaulted by Armed "Asian" with Shotgun

Logan's Warning is calling it an "assassination attempt". Contrary to early reports, no shots were fired.

The man said to have carried out the assault is described as an "Asian", which is what the Brits call Pakistanis or Indians. Given that the assault was: a) at the EDL leader's house; b) began with the assailant throwing something at the house in an effort to draw him out, this seems to indicate that this was a deliberate attack and not some random act of violence or failed home invasion.

In fact, it sounds to me more like an attempt to scare the EDL leader into backing off. Which in my mind is an act of terrorism very much along the lines of the terror tactics used by the KKK in trying to suppress desegregationist sentiment.

The BBC, though, is calling it simply "an attack":

Officers were called to Kevin Carroll's home in Bolingbroke Road, Luton, late on Thursday after reports an object was thrown against the window of the house.

Mr Carroll said he went to investigate and saw a man who appeared to be holding a shotgun. No shots were fired.

Logan's Warning has the audio of a BBC interview with the EDL leader here.

Also, given that the assailant had a sawed off shotgun, what does this say about gun control laws in the UK?


Silverfiddle said...

Excellent observations. Will liberals learn anything? No

Damien said...

Midnight Rider,

Obviously this shows that gun control laws don't work, unless they guy with the shotgun somehow found a loop hole, in Briton's increadibly strict gun control laws, which is what I'm certain leftists will claim, assuming they say anything about this at all.

midnight rider said...

Actually no loophole needed, Damien. Shotguns and rifles are permitted in the U.K. although there are licensing requirements and I would imagine thoe are rather strict. So he could have bought the shotgun legally and modified it himself.

But, since they are calling him an "Asian", the perp may have very likely gotten it from his local armory -- er -- mosque.

Only handguns are verbotten, except for muzzeloaders. So, of course, Carroll would have been unable or severely disadvantaged at defending himself had the punk decided to shoot.

Damien said...

Midnight Rider,

I didn't know you were allowed to own any fire arms in the UK, including shot guns and rifles. Unfortunately, now I bet the leftists over there will start demanding that they ban them as well.

Ray Boyd said...

Of course shotguns are allowed but a license is required, not too difficult to obtain. Rifles require a firearms certificate.

I used to have one but you do need a good reason to have one i.e. vermion control etc and you have to own the land or have permission from the landowner to shoot on that land.

Sawn off shotguns are of course illegal but that does not bother the criminal fraternity.