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There are no legal weapons in Great Britain.

The law provides an exception, however – under violent duress, citizens may use something called “instant arming.”
That means if you are being attacked, or under “violent duress” in the words of the statute, you can instantly arm yourself with items around you – so long as they are used with reasonable force.

Citizens of the country that prepared to meet Nazi invaders when they stood alone during the Blitz before the United States entered the war will be relieved to learn that they are allowed to use everyday objects like car keys or drinks to defend ourselves.

That must be a comfort in a country that has suffered three terror attacks in as many months.

In the most recent attack, three Muslim men drove a rented moving van down the sidewalk of London Bridge, before charging into restaurants armed with machetes, slashing and stabbing the stunned patrons.

Until the police arrived, people cowered behind overturned tables as a waiter complied with the law.

He threw bottles at the attackers.

Eight were killed in the Ramadan attack on London Bridge and Borough Market when ISIS urged Muslims to celebrate the month-long holiday by killing “the infidels.”

Thirty people have been killed in the U.K. in terror attacks in just two of the recent attacks.

Politicians and celebrities are often the first to call for radical gun control measures in the U.S. that do away with the nation’s Second Amendment and to enact statutes that limit the ability of people to protect themselves, their children and their home in the U.K.

Of course, politicians and celebrities have the luxury of living in a bubble of protection provided by 24/7 armed guards.

But although the British government is content to limit its citizen’s right to self-defense in order to protect the aggressor, a pair of security experts have paired up to teach essential tactics that could mean the difference between life and death in the event of an attack.

Martin Brown has provided protection to the White House while Matt Fiddes has worked with celebrities.

They’ve released a video with advice that is useful for anyone in today’s world who cannot rely on a concealed carry weapon for protection in the event of an attack.

There are a few key takeaways from Brown and Feddes.

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The first is to maintain awareness of your surroundings.

This may be difficult for those who are glued to their phones or plugged in with ear buds, but the experts say that’s a mistake.

Try not to do something that takes away a primary sense such as walking staring at your phone and listen to music while walking out alone,” they say.

Brown says to rely on your instincts.

“If something feels wrong, it probably is wrong. Leave the area and trust your natural instincts.”

The second piece of lifesaving advice is to “create space” that allows you to flee.

Even Britons, who are severely restricted in what they are allowed to do, can throw a drink, keys or any other object to distract the attacker, even one armed with a knife or a machete – the favored weapon of Muslim jihadists who are currently preying on innocents in England.

Brown said, “I’ll throw my keys in his face and then I run straight away. You do not want to engage with something that might be fatal.”

His advice mirrors what the diners in the cafés and restaurants were told to do by authorities during the latest attacks: “Run, hide and tell.”

Americans, blessed with a Second Amendment right to bear arms, which although under attack by the progressive left who would strip it away, still provides a quick, smart and ultimate defense may find these tips weak, even pathetic.

In fact, the helpless patrons were at the mercy of the attackers who had no mercy as they sought to become Ramadan martyrs.

The attack ended only when the police took them down – with bullets.

In Great Britain, only ten percent of the police are armed.

Lastly, the two experts point out an obvious, though neglected fact: the majority of knife or machete attacks involve wounds to the left side of the victim’s body, because most people are right-handed.

The pair advises trying to protect the left side and rib cage, covering the main arteries and the heart.

Easy to say, but harder to remember in the panic of a knife attack and not as reliable as a weapon you have been trained to use in emergencies.

Britons will have to make do with keys… and running, hiding and hoping the police who arrive are ready to take down the bad guy.

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