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11-19-2003, 06:02 PM
sorry did'nt mean to finish there, i was about to say (till i hit the wrong key lol) since i am a citizen on the other side of the pond and your gun laws are totaly different to ours i can only envy your right to own and bare arms you are all so lucky. Anyway i have a replica of your famous 1873 peacemaker but alas it's an air cartridge revolver made by herman weirauch, because this weapon can be converted to the real thing i may soon have the choice of either handing it in to the local constabulary without any form of compensation or apply for a firearms licence that there is no saying i shall be granted, since i am a fan of your wild west era i think all i shall be able to do soon is just look at and admire the weapons of that time. Again thank you for allowing me to join your forum.
12-01-2003, 11:28 PM
I hear your sentiments. I was an ex-pat living in Jolly Old for a long time and was a member of a pistol club that was shut down after Dunblane. Real tragedy - both the event and the aftermath - I use it as an example to people here about protecting your rights.
Come over ofr the hols to Florida and go to the gun ranges and rent a pistol for the day at the range. It will give you something to remember and talk about to the guys at the local pub!
12-09-2003, 12:33 AM
That’s so awful. I really am sorry to hear that someone enthusiastic is being deprived his right to enjoy guns. We have a saying on our side of the pond, which I am certain you will be familiar with. “Outlaw guns, and only outlaws will have guns.” As I say, I really am sorry to hear that. As I am not terribly familiar with the comings and goings of laws in Britain, is there any hope on the horizon that your right to own firearms will be restored?
12-10-2003, 08:24 PM
Thank's for your replies, and yes i hope to visit your country in the near future perhaps summer hol's. I do'nt think the government are going to change their minds about gun's because of the recent shooting of the two girl's who were shot and killed at a new year party and the irony is they were killed by their own relatives. now their mother's are putting pressure on the government to ban air weapons that can be converted to fire live ammo. As yet we have heard no more about the new firearms law except that it may be implemented in the beginning of the new year. Also people who had firarms before dunblain and had them confiscated they are now lobbying the government to reverse the currant gun law but i think they have very little hope of succeeding.
Elm Creek Smith
12-12-2003, 09:46 AM
Jest pack up yer gear and move here! We aint such a bad bunch!
12-13-2003, 06:41 PM
Hi all, there is nothing i would like more than to move there but there are too many ties here. also may i take the opportunity to wish all of you a very merry christmas and a happy new year. smile.gif skidpan2000
12-13-2003, 08:37 PM
i have a question skidpan. knowing little about the UK other than brittish cars dont like to run in the rain. and u'all drink that lovely brown beer. arnt zip guns a problem? and how about stabbings. or are you all just so civilized that violent crime is nonexistent? ive always wanted to go there im just a little paranoid of big brother watching all the time. fyi i did a little research on Dunblane and that was truely a tragic event. but its a proven fact that if some one wants to cause another harm or death they will no matter what or how. why would that cause the closeing of a club?
12-14-2003, 02:05 PM
Hi fezman yep guess that's the way it is here there's a video camera on every high street including where i live and yes we are supposed to be civalised here but saying that the gremlins come to mind. club's do get shut down but it does'nt happen very often. It seem's though the more law's that are made against firarm's the more people can get them on the black market and that makes them untracable and the general public more vulnerable. Also with our law someone can hit us but if we hit back we can't press charges someone can break into our house and we can do nothing to prevent them even if we have the mean's to if someone does break into our house we can detain them but we must'nt hurt them, how's that for a dumb law. We can't even show anyone who threaten's our life a revolver because it's threatening to injure or kill that person. well that just about sum's up some of our stupid law. I just hope it's a female who break's into our house at least then i shall be able to help her out with the stuff and then kiss her good night.
Here's a good article about the unfortunate business over there in the UK...
Apparantly this man was a danger to burglars. It's a good thing the gov't over there is looking out for burglars. We wouldn't want them to be in any danger or anything.
01-13-2004, 07:02 PM
Thanks for all your replies. Well they've gone and done it on the 01/20/04 the gun i have, that is by the way only an airgun is going F.A.C (fire arms certified) and i have 3 months to register it.
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