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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by simply james, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    do you think in the near future you will need a licence for the above,
     
  2. sharpshooterpete

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    I think the way things are going, some time in the future we will need a license.
     
  3. simply james

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    yeh its sad isnt it it seems the licence will happen,as air guns get really bad press for the few that dont use them properly.
     
  4. topcat

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    definetly license or a ban seems like every thing i like to do is getting hit one way or another
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if some kind of licencing system were introduced, although I doubt there will ever be a ban on airguns altogether.
     
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    agree with the licensing happening in the near future, and thats a bummer as i didn't want to go through all the hassle of getting a firearms cert,
     
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    If licencing is introduced I'll probably just go all the way and get my actual FAC, so that I can buy some rimfires.
     
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    they would never be banned they make to much money (unfortunatley its addictive)

    lisensing system most probably but if there ever was some sort of paper work involved it would most probably be a certificat with the rifle stating its owner and his adress and so on.

    if it is even more complex than that then i'd just get a shotgun
     
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    I think you'd probably find that an air gun licence for current power limits would be very similar to a shotgun cert and quite probably anyone with a shotgun ticket could get the airgun added to it. I can't see it being as involved as FAC..there would be no point, but a good character and mental health check wouldn't be a bad thing...just a pain in the a$$. Needing a licence would also limit ownership to those that really do want/need one, as it would surely deter the brain donor element.
    Something else I've just thought of....if checks were made similar to shotgun tickets, it might make finding shoots a little easier, because the land owners would know for sure that the person asking was checked out by the Police. and not just some waster wanting to shoot up the countryside.
     
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    i can imagine someone thinking to himself "well he has a gun he has to be sane":D
     
  11. Buzz

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    More like, "He has a licence so the Police must know he's sane !!"
     
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    lol Buzz "shooting up the countryside" - you can't do much damage with a 12 ft/lb'er, the pellet can hardly penetrate soil!
     
  13. simply james

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    thanks for all your replies some interesting ones.
     
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    I have a very good "one eyed" friend that might just disagree with you there. He lost it after being hit in the eye by a pellet from an air rifle as he cycled home from work one summer evening. The 18 year old youth that fired it thought it was funny to shoot at people on the dual carriageway. A little more "vetting" as to who should, and more to the point, who shouldn't be allowed to have air weapons, might have saved him years of pain and misery. Just prior to the "accident" he had spent just over £25,000 on flying lessons to become a commercial pilot....the CAA don't like "one eyed pilots" flying commercial jets, so he's now a postman !!!

    Get real...these 12 ft/lb'ers CAN KILL !! If you think otherwise , then maybe you're one of the those that shouldn't !!
     
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    it doesnt take much to kill anyone if you get hit in the right spot.

    i think an air rifle is pretty safe but it is still lethal in the wrong hands.
    it is exelent thing to start with and to learn basic saftey.
     
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    Buzz sorry abt your mate..l think myself it will come to licensing, but there are so many airguns out there..also as your mate found out to is loss, there is also, many d*ckheads....A tip l was given, and never forgot was when l was in the army cadets (age 13) is..always look beyond your target...no matter how good a shot you think you are, there will be always that one time...you will miss...so where is that round going:confused:
     
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    as you say even if they licence air rifles,how easy is it for the yobs to get there hands on them on a black market ,they banned all kind of guns over the years it doesnt bother the yobs they still get them ,its the honest people who enjoy the sport that miss out ,more expence put our way its daft int it.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your friend Buzz, that was an unlucky thing to happen.

    However, considering the context here, I still think "shooting up the countryside" is not something you can do with an air rifle, having said this, I respect and agree with your point of view that some people just shouldn't be allowed to own an air rifle, and this is where some kind of background check or some other process could be used to prevent such injuries, or even deaths.
     

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