This is so pathetic.

I carry one of these every day and have another in the back of my vehicle and a few more here and there around the house.

And Great Britain sentences one of their finest troops to 18 months for bringing home a war trophy Glock.

Her Majesty should be ashamed of herself.  The SAS doesn’t deserve such fine men, treating one of them like this.

I’d welcome this so-called criminal to serve out his sentence living in my house.


SAS war hero jailed after ‘betrayal’

An SAS soldier has been jailed for possessing a “war trophy” pistol presented to him by the Iraqi Army for outstanding service.

Betrayal of an SAS war hero

Sgt Danny Nightingale with his wife Sally on their wedding day and, right, on duty Photo: WARREN SMITH

(Telegraph) -Sgt Danny Nightingale, a special forces sniper who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in military detention by a court martial last week.

His sentence was described last night as the “betrayal of a war hero”, made worse because it was handed down in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday.

Sgt Nightingale had planned to fight the charge of illegally possessing the 9mm Glock.

But his lawyer said he pleaded guilty after being warned that he could otherwise face a five-year sentence.

The soldier had hoped for leniency given the circumstances. At the court martial, even the prosecution described him as a serviceman of exemplary character, who had served his country for 17 years, 11 in the special forces.


His former commanding officer is appalled.

Lt Col Richard Williams, who won a Military Cross in Afghanistan in 2001 and was Sgt Nightingale’s commanding officer in Iraq, said the sentence “clearly needed to be overturned immediately”.

He said: “His military career has been ruined and his wife and children face being evicted from their home — this is a total betrayal of a man who dedicated his life to the service of his country.”

5 thoughts on “Britain’s gun phobia: Sentences war hero to 18 months for a Glock”
  1. What does one expect from the spineless wimps who now run the empire? Had he been a regular thug, he would have less punishment. I would likewise welcome such a brave man to my home.

  2. This is really outrageous! I would hope that there would be a ground swell of support for this hero from his fellow service men and from those citizens of Britian who still retain a vetige of common sense for what is right.

  3. Keep in mind, to the PC “peackenik” left, there is no such thing as a “War Hero”…

    They are either mindless killing machines, pawns of the imperialists, or themselves victims who joined the military because they couldn’t find HONEST work…

    Certainly, these folks would say, he has done nothing beyond what he was told to do and paid for doing…and he is certainly not above the law.

    What else would you expect from a nation whose competition shooters practically have to leave the country to practice and puts people in prison for defending their own lives? This was predictable…one of us should have warned SGT Nightingale….

  4. Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
    An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
    Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
    But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.


  5. The same thing occurs here in the U.S. Forces. Soldiers are no longer allowed to bring home war trophies such as bayonets and gear without special paperwork that is almost impossible to get.
    Soldiers are not old enough to buy a handgun or a drink, but can carry a machine gun and die in combat.

    Things need to change in this country and they may be forced to change if they continue to go the way they are today.

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