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Behemoth



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 05 12:27 pm    Post subject: New restrictions on airgun sales  Reply with quote    

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4338010.stm

New restrictions on airgun sales proposed, only registered dealers will be able to sell the weapons

Erikht



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 05 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, if they are as efficient as some on this board claims, that makes some kind of sense.

Personally, I don't think it makes much sense.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 05 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Seems like a bit of knee-jerk legislation and as well-thought-out as the ones on dangerous dogs and knives.
Is it illegal to sell shotguns/rifles privately as well? I didn't think it was but I'm not totally on top of current firearms legislation.

footprints



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 05 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Seems like a bit of knee-jerk legislation and as well-thought-out as the ones on dangerous dogs and knives.
Is it illegal to sell shotguns/rifles privately as well? I didn't think it was but I'm not totally on top of current firearms legislation.


Cannot see the point of restricting sales to RFD's except to monitor units sold. Five minutes from the gunshop and the buyer sells it to a mate in the pub. Shotguns and firearms are registered to licensed keepers, and all sales can be monitored (legal ones that is)

Instead of using these tradgedies to beat us all over the head and introduce ever more restrictions on our already dwindling freedoms, (see mushrooming post?)its about time those that commit such senseless crimes are properly punished.
Ask the parents of the child that was shot if they think restricting the sales of airguns will save the same thing happening again?

I was just about to go into nuclear rant mode, then decided that I couldn't be a###d

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 05 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could see the point of having some form of licence but not restricting sales. I suppose they hope to reduce the number of guns sold.

I wonder when the government will actually try and sort out the type of people you commit crimes rather than just try and take away the methods - not that they are even having much success with that. It's also good to see that because the prisons are too full they are going to release convicted criminal early to make some room.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 05 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What will the nanny state do next?...license catapults?....pea shooters?...conkers?

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