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Thread: Formal term for firearms from Sussex Police?...WEAPONS

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    Formal term for firearms from Sussex Police?...WEAPONS

    I recently had a bit of a gonad ache with Suspol over a renewal and a variation, but they turned it around and rectified it (although I was left with the impression that I was being troublesome) but throughout my correspondence with staff, they repeatedly refer to firearms as "weapons". I'm not going to die in a ditch over it but you'd think the people advising on the law would know that a sporting firearm is most definitely not a weapon.

    Nothing to add, just bit of a moan up!
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    A half brick is a "weapon" and they are legal... You couldn't make some of this stuff up if you tried!!
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    Only if it is intended as such and if so (in a public place) it is definitely not legal.

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    I don't consider myself a grammatical pedant, but I do get peeved when sporting firearms are called weapons. Whenever I am in correspondence talking about anything gun related either here or with the Firearms Licencing Office, they are always referred to as either 'firearm', 'shotgun' or 'equipment'.

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    They are weapons. I don't have a problem with it. It's also a term I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    They are weapons. I don't have a problem with it. It's also a term I use.
    How does that not surprise me .......

    Personally I would refer to where I was going as " I am off to the gun shop" much the same as you might say I am off to the allotment.

    I would doubt very much any one would say "I am off to the weapons shop"


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    Ah. But they, surely, sell weapons in the gun shop? It's a cultural thing I guess. Same as all handguns, pistols or revolvers, are 'pistols'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    They are weapons. I don't have a problem with it. It's also a term I use.
    They are only weapons if they are used for fighting or in a war. The drug dealer's gun is a weapon. The Deerstalker's gun is a firearm.

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    Anything can be a weapon, it's a matter of the use it's employed for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimfire View Post
    They are only weapons if they are used for fighting or in a war. The drug dealer's gun is a weapon. The Deerstalker's gun is a firearm.
    Spot on........





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