The judge said: “I make it plain that, in my judgment, being shot is not mitigation. If you burgle a house in the country where the householder owns a legally held shotgun, that is the chance you take. You cannot come to court and ask for a lighter sentence because of it.”
Earlier this month, two burglars broke into the cottage of Andy Ferrie and his wife. Mr. Ferrie used a shotgun to defend himself, called the police and in true British fashion, the cops arrested the Ferries. Thankfully enough hell was raised and the couple was released with no charges pending.
Maybe there is hope after all.