It took five days for the news to finally get out because the leftist media didn’t know how to spin it, but they did. Last Thursday, gun control extremist Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, his wife, and guests were robbed at machete point inside their own home.

The irony of this incident is that despite having some of the toughest and most draconian gun control laws in the Western Hemisphere since 2008, St. Kitts/Nevis has been on The State Department’s travel advisory list warning Americans who must go there not to walk alone at night.

St. Kitts/Nevis, a nation whose gun control laws are the stuff of Justice Breyer’s dreams come true, is a very dangerous place, and its crime statistics prove that its gun control laws are a crashing failure.  Since 1997, when the island nation adopted the Organization of American States blatant attack on the rights of self-defense with its Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Explosives, Ammunition and Other Related Materials, St Kitts/Nevis has become a very dangerous place.

From 2000 to 2009 (the most recent data available), homicides by guns have risen from 3 to 27.  During the same period the homicide rate by all methods has skyrocketed from 6.52 to 51.92 per 100,000 people.

They not only “track” guns but account for every single bullet, and yet they forgot about “machete control.” They apparently think that guns kill people as opposed to people kill people.

District of Columbia v. Heller

In the landmark victory for self-defense through the exercise of our Second Amendment rights, a 5 to 4 Supreme Court majority held that keeping a gun in your home for purposes of self-protection against someone who would kick down your door and rob you with a weapon – say a machete – was legal.  Breyer voted against affirming that right.

There is an old saying that comes to mind in this situation, “A conservative is a liberal that has been mugged.” Breyer of course will not change. People like him with their support for rendering American court decisions using foreign laws–why not, his wife is British subject–will never change. Nevertheless, this episode reminds us once again of how blind liberals are to the truth. Maybe Breyer will call for machete control here and in his adopted homeland.

Ronald Reagan had this one about right. He once said, “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”

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