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    "Pensioners who shot deer out of season on Perthshire estate fined"

    The fine looks quite light considering the offence they pled guilty to, lucky to keep their guns too I would have said!

    http://news.stv.tv/tayside/216780-pe...unkeld-estate/

    Two men fined £750 for Dunkeld deer killings - Top stories - Scotsman.com


    Just realised this is a duplication of an earlier post, sorry. Not sure how I delete this one
    Last edited by Forestranger; 08-03-2013 at 15:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestranger View Post
    The fine looks quite light considering the offence they pled guilty to, lucky to keep their guns too I would have said!

    http://news.stv.tv/tayside/216780-pe...unkeld-estate/

    Two men fined £750 for Dunkeld deer killings - Top stories - Scotsman.com
    Who says they'll keep their guns?

    That'll be down to their own licensing authority to decide and being convicted of any wildlife crime, but particularly one which involved the use of their guns, will not go down well at all...

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    Very true Tamus, I just assumed a court would immediately revoke an FAC in that situation? But your right the local police force will probably take a dim view

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    They would have had a letter from the Chief Constable as soon as the charges were sent to the procurator fiscal. Post Dunblane this is standard practice even for traffic offences.

    It is then up to the procurator and your lawyer to prove you are not a danger to the public and that you do not have a disregard for the law. In this instance a crime was commited and the parties found guilty. The crime involved firearms.

    So the disregard for the law fits nicely and the bangsticks will be gone.....................unless they are in the same masonic lodge as the CC of course.

    1)A firearm certificate may be revoked by the chief officer of police for the area in which the holder resides on any of the grounds mentioned in subsections (2) to (5) below.
    (2)The certificate may be revoked if the chief officer of police has reason to believe—
    (a)that the holder is of intemperate habits or unsound mind or is otherwise unfitted to be entrusted with a firearm; or
    (b)that the holder can no longer be permitted to have the firearm or ammunition to which the certificate relates in his possession without danger to the public safety or to the peace.
    (3)The certificate may be revoked if the chief officer of police is satisfied that the holder is prohibited by this Act from possessing a firearm to which section 1 of this Act applies.
    (4)The certificate may be revoked if the chief officer of police is satisfied that the holder no longer has a good reason for having in his possession, or for purchasing or acquiring, the firearm or ammunition which he is authorised by virtue of the certificate to have in his possession or to purchase or acquire.
    (5)A firearm certificate may be revoked if the holder fails to comply with a notice under section 29(1) of this Act requiring him to deliver up the certificate.
    Last edited by CWY308; 08-03-2013 at 15:14.

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    Just realised this is a duplication of an earlier post, sorry. Not sure how I delete this one

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    Under the bill of rights you do not need to give up anything until tried in a court of llaw therefore they can only take your guns if tried or if your stupid enough to give them to them

    this is a reason not to sign your licence if your brave enough



    hope this gets you all thinking and researching

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    Wrong!

    Bill of rights?? What bill of rights? No such thing.

    Lots of powers of seizure though, with or without a trial.

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    Are we referring to the 1689 Bill of Rights?
    There's always next week...

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