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Thread: Legality of spent brass

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    Legality of spent brass

    Quick question, folks.
    What is the legal situation around spent brass?
    I ask because a friend of mine was pulled over for a routine stop and had to spend ages justifying his existence to the police after they found a few spent brass cases rattling around in the boot of his car.

    TIA

  2. #2
    There IS no legal situation as it's spent... Ok, they might want to know more about how/when/where, but that's what their bat phones are for

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    "FAC?"
    "Yes"
    "Thank you Sir, have a nice evening"
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    There IS no legal situation as it's spent... Ok, they might want to know more about how/when/where, but that's what their bat phones are for

    PNC check:
    "FAC?"
    "No"
    Now the show begins

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    This was also my understanding. However, the particular officers concerned behaved as if there were laws being broken, and detained my friend at the roadside for a considerable time

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    What were they doing looking in his boot in the first place? Did they have a just cause to infringe on his freedom?
    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    What were they doing looking in his boot in the first place? Did they have a just cause to infringe on his freedom?
    Martin
    Apparently a "routine" traffic stop.

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    Sounds like a typical case of Police not knowing the law. Intentions were probably good, but misguided.
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  8. #8
    No issue as far as I know about having spent brass!
    Having said that I would suspect that Traffic Division have little knowledge of firearms laws and regulations!



  9. #9
    What about all the people wearing a piece of so called fashion ie a belt with .303 rounds fixed to it....


    Or buying your lad some spent rounds at a military swap meet type event....


    We soon won't be able to have a tom tit with out having to ask for permission....


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  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    What about all the people wearing a piece of so called fashion ie a belt with .303 rounds fixed to it....


    Or buying your lad some spent rounds at a military swap meet type event....



    Tim.243
    well, quite... That was what my argument would have been if they'd have hassled me...
    Traffic cop or no, it's a no-brainer....

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