From an article on the UK web site Surrey Today:
A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for "doing his duty".
Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.
The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year's imprisonment for handing in the weapon.
In a statement read out in court, Mr Clarke said: "I didn't think for one moment I would be arrested.
"I thought it was my duty to hand it in and get it off the streets."
To get a more comprehensive idea of just how morally inverted Britain has become, read some of the posts on the Nanny Knows Best blog. Though written with wit and humor, they tell a sad tale of a once free nation whose native population is harangued, hounded, and punished simply for going about their business. For example, it is apparently a crime in the UK to babysit without a license.
I know too little about British politics to guess what might replace this loathsome system when it has run its course. But even a crude authoritarian regime, which gives its subjects a few comprehensible rules to follow, would be preferable to the merciless, invasive lunacy of a totalitarian social democracy. I won't be at all surprised to see Britons gravitating to that sort of political movement someday.