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    How will this be workable?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-20720203

    This doesn't bode well...and since when were airguns considered "firearms"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayb View Post
    This doesn't bode well...and since when were airguns considered "firearms"?
    When someone decided/relaised they were capable of causing injury, and set the ME threshold at 1 joule. Below that they are a toy, over that but under 12fpe they are a firearm that doesn't require a licence to own or use.

    They are going to need a lot more FEOs !

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    baconbuttiue "They are going to need a lot more FEOs !"

    Yes and the rate they are processing them it`ll take 20 years

    We English will soon need a "visitors" firearms licence when we
    pop up to Scotland.

    BTW I love Scotland, but they better be careful what they wish for

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    The campaign to tighten air gun controls gathered momentum after the death of toddler Andrew Morton in Glasgow in 2005, who was shot in the head by a drug addict.

    Typical knee jerk reaction from Gov! Let's hope the consultation raises the flaws in his idea. How the hell are they going to get any sort of control on the existing airguns in circulation????

    Bonkers!

    Let's think out of the box here, let's get tough on the neds and addicts who shoot at folk with airguns, lets curb the availability of illeagal drugs, lets get tough with those who break the law!

    Need a cup of tea!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambislayer View Post
    The campaign to tighten air gun controls gathered momentum after the death of toddler Andrew Morton in Glasgow in 2005, who was shot in the head by a drug addict.
    And if the papers at the time can be believed who supplied the drugs, yup the toddlers parents, so the parents who so want this gun control to become law
    are drug dealers, what is the world coming to when the lawmakers of the land listen to people like that

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambislayer View Post
    Let's think out of the box here, let's get tough on the neds and addicts who shoot at folk with airguns, lets curb the availability of illeagal drugs, lets get tough with those who break the law!
    To show the public that something is being done, it has always been the easy option to bring in new legislation, rather then enforce the current law and crack down on the law breakers.

    Ian.

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    Another showboat excersise from the SNP ********s,, Salmond the media whore et all.

    The police are dreading this !

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    Yeah, great idea, because all the twats who cause the problems are going to flock to the nearest police station to hand in anything they may use illegally, just to be sure, oh, they might even hand in the handguns, knifes, drugs, and anything else they may have that isn't allowed anymore, I can't see mr drug dealer applying for a ticket somehow

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    If I am reading that correctly, if passed, I will be able to take my .308 and my FAC air rile to Scotland because they are on my ticket, but I will not be able to bring a sub 12 ft lbs jobbie.

    One day I want to be as wonderful as my dogs think i am .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil_r View Post
    If I am reading that correctly, if passed, I will be able to take my .308 and my FAC air rile to Scotland because they are on my ticket, but I will not be able to bring a sub 12 ft lbs jobbie.
    You are correct.

    You may well be able to fire them in locations Wee Eck and Co 'ban' air weapons from too - if the legislation goes through.

    Like we need another raft of ill defined, f*cked up firearms legislation - which cause us, the Police and Courts more hassle.

    There isn't even one standard test to ascertain the power of an air weapon. The limit could be one joule or 12ftlbs - but use a different brand/weight of pellet and you can be just under/over the limit. They could test fire 20 shots and if only one is over the limit that is it - the offence is committed. About time this was addressed, never mind trying to legislate for the plonkers who will continue to abuse the system anyway.

    Rant over.......time for a deep breath...............now how do I get that over in my input to the consultation process...............without the use of the sweary words.

    hh

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