UK Man Jailed For Stun Gun
Here’s a great example of the complete failure of the justice system in the UK.
A Brit who received a stun gun – disguised as a mobile phone – as a gift from his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 21 months in jail.
That’s no typo, 21 months for Stun Gun possession. None of the hoodlums who rioted in Britain several months ago received such harsh punishment.
Christopher Steven Loveridge, explained in court that the cell phone stun gun was a gift from his ex-girlfriend who had brought it back from Thailand for him.
The 25-year-old said it was only when police raided his home November 11 looking for the high voltage device that he realized that it was illegal. He produced evidence in court and said he had been given the device in a gift box by his ex-girlfriend.
He said: “…. It was given to me as a novelty, a joke. I didn’t use it.”
His attorney, Patrick Currie, asked the judge not to sentence Loveridge to the statutory five year jail sentence for the offense. He highlighted that the weapon had not been used, that it had not been taken into a public place, he did not know it was illegal and that Loveridge had not bought the item himself.
Five years….He could have gotten five years….FOR A STUN GUN!! WOW!
Judge John Warner said, “I am satisfied you knew when you received it that it was some kind of electric zapper device, and I believe you knew that if used it would have some adverse effect.” He jailed Loveridge for 21 months.
Hey, what the hell, laws aren’t made for criminals, they’re for law abiding citizens to follow. After all, criminals are misunderstood, and we need to have compassion for them because they are a product of their environment. In short, they don’t know any better.
Law abiding citizens that are simply looking for a way to fend off the rioting miscreants? Well, we can’t have that can we? We can’t have people trying to defend themselves with illegal weapons, those weapons are supposed to be used to commit crimes by the misunderstood criminals, who then should go to counseling so we can better understand their feelings and try to rehabilitate them.
Wow, no wonder the UK is in the toilet. Where’s Winston Churchill when you need him?
I really feel for the poor citizens of the UK. Their elected officials pass insane laws that limit their ability to protect themselves. Then when some poor schmuck breaks the law because he wants some minimum degree of safety, they sentence him to more jail time than the dimwits who are committing real crimes!
Laws like that only embolden the criminals, who know that the populace is unarmed and easy prey. So sad. Hopefully the U.S. will never stoop that low.
Click here to purchase self defense products.