January 25, 2006

Italy approves castle doctrine law

Image hosting by PhotobucketBBC NEWS | Europe | Italy approves self-defence law. Maybe there is hope for Europe after all.

The law permits the use of guns and knives by people in homes or workplaces to protect lives or belongings.

The reform was introduced by the Northern League party, a right-wing member of the ruling coalition with a strong anti-crime platform.

The Left has their knickers in a knot. They "expressed concern" that it would result in an increased use of firearms. I hope it does. I hope every law-abiding Italian goes out and gets a brand new .357 magnum (or whatever they choose) and that a rash of burglars/home invaders/rapists/et al are met with the swift justice of self-defense.

The Justice Minister, Roberto Castelli, gets the last word.

Today criminals will have more to fear while there will be fewer problems for honest people.
[Hat tip to John Lott] (cross posted at TFS Magnum)

Posted by Zendo Deb at January 25, 2006 08:22 AM

Maybe their knickers will get out of a knot when they see a drastic drop in crime.

I did this post a long time ago.

A town in Georgia (USA) instituted a mandatory gun ownership law and the crime rate dropped 74% to almost nothing.

Meanwhile, cities like Detroit and Washington DC with strick gun control have the highest murder rates in the country.

Don't bring a knife to a gun fight.... :)

Posted by: beth at January 29, 2006 09:55 PM

It would be the Italians to make the first move. I love Italians.

Posted by: Alabama Improper at January 30, 2006 07:11 AM

In the early 70's the City of Kennesaw, Ga, they enacted a law which requires homeowners to own a firearm. Crime in that area dropped 70% within a year.
The law is still on the books. You can file an objection to gun ownership and avoid owning a firearm, but it is far, far easier to have the firearm when you buy a home in Kennesaw.

Posted by: Marvin at February 6, 2006 06:53 PM