I am not a great admirer of our legal system.
There are times when it seems to work against the common good for the benefit of the few. There are too many petty laws and restrictions, and frequently laws are introduced where existing laws are perfectly adequate.
On Friday however a new law came into effect that does meet with my approval.
There are two things I like about this law. The first is that the householder only has to perceive a threat. Now I am a very insecure and paranoid person [for the purposes of this act] and I frequently perceive that a raised eyebrow or nod of the head is an implied deadly threat. The second is that “reasonable force” covers the full range up to and including dispatching the intruder off to his [or her] maker.
I had a busy day yesterday. I have now secreted pitchforks, bill-hooks, pistols and grenades at various points around my property, ready for that intruder.
I am now waiting for the first knock on the door.
Indeed, it is a good law.