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Man shot in eye with pellet gun

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Shooter22, Nov 3, 2015.

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    If anything is going to act as a detergent its going to be long mandatory jail sentences in tough prisons. This is what the Scottish Government has failed to realise instead they happy to penalise the law abiding as they are easy targets:mad:
     
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    Sounds like an Airsoft BB pistol was used.
     
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    Or some Umrex 8 shot pellet thing
     
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    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    "high-powered pellet gun"
    why is it always high powered ! in these stories.

    I feel sorry for the bloke who got hit in the face.
     
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    Bang on the nail there.

    High powered term is used to make headlines, if it was high powered it may not have ended that way although that is bad enough. The charge will be armed robbery so a stiff sentence will be a cert IMO.

    Phil
     
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    This crime is not about the gun it's the criminal. If he hadn't access to this airsoft/co2 BB or bellet gun or whatever he would have still robbed the place with a knife or a bat or something similar. To me it looked like a Sig Sauer like airsoft Pistol.

    He robbed the store owner. Hope he get's caught. But not because he used a "gun", but because he's a criminal thug.
     
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    I want the police to start taking crimes like this a little more seriously. The member of the public didn't know it was a pellet gun so the crime should be dealt with in that manner. Even if the robber came in with a water pistol painted to look like a gun, the intention is to threaten using an apparently deadly weapon.

    Clearly here an airgun licencing system would have worked.... because a criminal would really give a FF about that!!
     
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    Why are you guys always want to restrict yourself further into oblivion? What when that wouldn't have done anything? What's the next step after "licencing"?

    Get rid of the criminal, not the toy gun. Banning those toy guns does nothing. Even banning knives will do jack squat. I can sharpen a screwdriver and go on a rampage with it just stabbing people randomly. You will always get knuckle heads. Licencing, banning... will not work and prevent crime.
     
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    There needs to be police to do this, haven't you seen the news recently, police numbers are so low this is likely to be a desk top investigation.

    I would like like to see a rise in police numbers so I once again see police patrols that may well deter this sort of crime and identify those responsible before they do it!
     
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    warning by clicking the link will get allsorts of crap downloaded on to your pc.
     
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    There's nowt as thick as thieves. Imagine doing an armed robbery with a BB or CO2 gun.

    Hope they get caught.
     
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    there's something to be said about the following argument concerning gun laws:
    If guns kill people, do spoons make us fat?
    What bothers me is that everyone with just a minor dose of common sense realizes that a law concerning guns will only be followed by law abiding citizens and criminals usually don't fall in that group...

    The dutch are experiencing similar issues right now..i hope that both the UK and the Dutch don't cause problems for us in Belgium..
     
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    The flying squad are dealing with it. I'd say that means the police are taking it pretty seriously wouldn't you?
     
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    If you read Trampilots post again,you can see he was being ironic!
     
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    I read it as if he was being ironic too.
     
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    The media like to make it sound more dramatic not that I'm dismissing the gravity and seriousness of the crime.
     
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    i was gonna say the same, think he just missread the post, he was taking the pee basically as to how stupid the law would be as a criminal would do this anyway
     
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    Many of us would, but not everyone is prepared to pay twice as much tax to pay for all these services we want.
     
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    I believe we need to be smart not expensive, it is all too easy to say we need to reduce costs so we have to cut services. Where are all the clever people at the top of services that can recognise where there is resource waste and apply logic not cuts.

    The issues are that we are all complacent and accept cuts are inevitable.

    Steve Jobs is quoted as saying " We don't employ clever people to tell them what to do, we expect them to tell us what to do".

    We pay enormous saleries to top execs to sit on their respective a**es and do sod all.
     

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