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silly air gun laws

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dazzza11, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. dazzza11

    dazzza11 Member

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    I am not that up to date on air gun laws and really never felt the will to read up on them just because some government decided to making up silly laws , but when it comes to ordering air guns online I think its really stupid that they can't post them out, unless your a private seller! :rolleyes: , Even if they use the excuse of they need to age verify why can't you send an email of your ID like they do for over 18 online gambling sites would make life much easier.
     
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  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    It's fairly easy to lie about your age behind a computer screen and I doubt they could be bothered to verify and process it.
     
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  3. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    most gun shops will vet customers to a degree when in the shop, I know both my shops I go in do, i've been in there when they have ,how can you do this online ? I don't think its a silly law, there's a lot of airguns out there in peoples hands that should never be able to have one tbh, up to me I'd make all airguns FAC
     
  4. rabbitraider1

    rabbitraider1 Engaging Member

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    I went to go get my tank filled up the other day and there was a bunch of lads in there (all be it around my age but with the brain power of a gnat) discussing which air pistol looked most real and were dicking about with them before even leaving the shop.

    I'm torn between enforced licensing and enforced sterilising because I'm not sure which prospect fills me with more fear a bunch of young lads trying to act tough with an air gun or them having kids :p
     
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    I'd go for the eugenics, every time. :D
     
  6. Clubshot

    Clubshot Clubshot

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    VCR Act was brought into being to Stop under 18's haveing ready legal Access to Air Guns

    Accepted by most as not perfect but does restrict some -

    Future Registration will be via electronics and will go somewhere - Central Register - That's the current Talk

    Was also pushed by Retail trade who was fed up being unpaid Showrooms for Mail order Houses

    BOB/R
     
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    Dosnt stop under 18s buying online from over seas tho does it so there for a waste of time only diffrence over seas wont be uk limits so therefor making the situation worse as with most new laws passed
     
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    Apologies, I completely misread that post so a quick edit!!!!!
     
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  9. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    I used to drool over the airguns in Mums Kays Catalogue......and a few other things;)
     
  10. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    what the men's under wear page :wave:
     
  11. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    does sound like it :roflmao:
     
  12. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Im not sure that was the whole reason The VCR act Vicious crime reduction. was aimed wholly at air guns it was any pressure vessel or gun parts. it is a joke though. but i will only buy what i see.
     
  13. stefan

    stefan I am the passenger

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    if your not up to date on the law on the subject and you cant be botherd to read and respect them , please dont bother buying a rifle or pistol and bringing the sport that we love in to disrepute
     

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