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Britain loses all pretense of “Your home is your Castle”

For years, Second Amendment advocates have told us that the Second Amendment guarantees that we will keep the others, that a loss of the ability of the citizens to guard their property would mean the beginning of a dictatorship.

Great Britain proves this. It seems that collection agents (called private bailiffs) can now force their way into your home and use force to collect debts. Since it is illegal to be armed in Britain, and it is illegal to use force to defend yourself or your home, British subjects appear to be at the mercy of these collection agents.

The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.

Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.

Of course, the powers are already being abused:

In one case, an 89-year-old grandmother returned home to find a bailiff sitting in her chair having drawn up a list of her possessions. He was pursuing a parking fine owed by her son, who did not even live at the address.

An unarmed populace is otherwise known as “peasants,” or perhaps “subjects,” or even as “slaves.”