In England, residents are being encouraged to combat crime with the help of Mother Nature.
With the launch of a new Defensive Planting Initiative, the Colchester Borough Council hopes to “help residents and businesses choose the best shrubs and other living barriers to plant, in order to boost security and deter crime such as burglary.”
In England, residents are told to practice “defensive planting” to combat crime.
Yes, really. https://t.co/wBLSacpZPR
— NRA (@NRA) December 5, 2016
“Living barriers can be one of the best and most attractive ways of securing your home and property against crime,” Pam Donnelly, Chair of the Safer Colchester Partnership, said. “Although it can take some time for plants to grow, the end result really does justify the effort and should deter even the most determined burglar.”
— Lazer ن Wølf (@Lazerwolf909) December 6, 2016
Progressively eroding citizens’ rights to self-defense, England has largely banned the private possession of handguns while other firearms are tightly controlled or completely prohibited, according to the NRA.
@NRA From a nation and people that stood up to Napoleon, the Kaiser, Hitler and Argentina. How so very sad.
— Steve W. Kurtz (@SteveWKurtz) December 6, 2016
@NRA When your government opens your borders wide up and disarms citizens plant bushes.
— Theron Ianovar (@TheronIanovar) December 6, 2016
Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch is growing a different kind of garden. The BlazeTV host shared what she is planting in her own yard.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 5, 2016
Twitter users joined the defensive planting initiative with some planting suggestions of their own.
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@DLoesch ha! I need to plant a few of those around. Usually my Marine signs handle things for me ?
— Bruce B (@belisariusx) December 5, 2016
@DLoesch watch out for those military style assault hedges, rip you apart.
— Madlaw (@madlaw1071) December 5, 2016
— Lee Whatley ن (@USMCRogue) December 6, 2016
— Dave Stefanoni (@dave_stefanoni) December 5, 2016
— CoolestHeads (@CoolestHeads) December 5, 2016
— Izaak ℹ (@IzaakSalm) December 5, 2016