I ask this question after reading the Telegraph article about Myleen Klass' incident i blogged about yesterday.
What are we allowed to do to protect ourselves, if an intruder breaks into our homes?
Here is a quote from the article;
Miss Klass, 31, who was alone in her house in Potters Bar, Herts, with her two-year-old daughter, Ava, called the police. When they arrived at her house they informed her that she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" – even in her own home – was illegal.
The police arrived at her house and informed her that carrying a knife is illegal. So are the police saying we must get rid of every implement that might be used as an offensive weapon.
I hope the police gave her reassurance and helped calm Myleen's nerves, before they told her she acted illegally in her own home.
Aren't we allowed to protect our family and home any more?
What are the rights for the law abiding citizens of this country who work hard, pay income tax, council tax, who just want to keep their family safe and secure.
It is our human right to feel safe and secure in our own home, and if someone tries to break in to our home then that person does so with the knowledge that the owner of the home he is breaking into, has the right to protect themselves, their family and their home by any and all means at his disposal.
I don't like violence, but when it comes to protecting my family and home i will do anything necessary to protect them.
The police might say that you should call them straight away and hide, but how long will they take to get to you. I am a great believer in the police, but my belief has taken a few knocks over the last few years.
I know it isn't all their fault, they have been drowning in red tape for years, had more laws to enforce then ever before, 3000 new laws at the last count, and the human (criminals) rights act has certainly held them back.
Check out PC Bloggs (Blog) for what the police have to get through. It certainly is an eye opener.
We have to take back our streets from the scum of the earth that inhabits it at the moment.
The police must be allowed to do their job without the human (criminals) rights act getting in the way. Also get rid of all the red tape, health and safety rubbish that they have to right up before they even step out of the door.
When will this happen?
I don't know, but something has to be done soon before we lose the battle altogether.