Before any Britons take the rash step of defending their home, property, and/or family from burglars, they should keep in mind that their government, being composed of looters, will naturally take the burglars’ side. You don’t even need to use a gun to get in big trouble:
Arthur Wilkinson and an accomplice beat Stephen Pugh when they discovered him and two other men trying to steal quad bikes from the defendant’s compound in Horden, near Peterlee, east Durham, in January.
Astonishingly, “the defendant” refers not to the criminal, but to the guy who roughed him up in defense of his property.
Fortunately the defendant had a defense.
Wilkinson’s barrister told the court that the defendant had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time, and how one of the men had pushed him to the ground. …
He said: ‘This man was in a vulnerable position, physically and mentally, and that had a significant bearing on the way he then reacted. …
‘You entered a yard where you work to find three men in the process of burgling your premises, that was a very traumatic experience for you as evidenced by the psychiatric report.”
Defending your property from trespassing thieves who outnumber you is no defense in a world run by moonbats. But portraying yourself as a sniveling victim undergoing a “traumatic experience” is always a defense. The authorities reward those who lay their self-respect on the altar of political correctness.
The judge gave Wilkinson four years “after taking into consideration his guilty plea and the contents of his psychiatric report.” Imagine his punishment if instead of whimpering about trauma he had pleaded innocent and stood by his natural right to defend his property.
As for the actual criminal who received the well-earned beating,
Mr Pugh is not facing any charges in relation to the case.
No doubt Pugh will nurse his injuries for a leisurely lifetime on the dole. Maybe he can even sue Wilkinson to get those bikes he was trying to steal.
On a tip from AC.