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Staffordshire Police Dept advertising global "hand in policy on air weapons*

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by sirok, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. sirok

    sirok Guest

    This was posted by bushtrekker(hats off to him for spotting it!) on airgunbbs forum

    please look at the banner flashing on the top of their site.....

    http://www.staffordshire.police.uk/

    the original thread from the forum also, I thought it was important to also bring it to this forums attention - hope you don't mind Andy for me posting the thread on here?

    Have a look at this!!!!!! - AirgunBBS.com
     
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    I heard about this, think it was on the news or something a while back.

    Do they really expect legitimate airgunners to just hand everything in ... b*stards, someone should really wake these people up.

    "Airguns are dangerous!" - yes, so is a toaster because you could hit someone over the head with it.

    'Gotta love the UK! And it's called "Great" Britain, what do we stand for :(

    Going a little off-topic now, that stuff winds me up.
     
  3. andyhawkx3

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    I don't think, they are on about responsible, air gunners they are after the, wanting for a better word, the "d*ckheads" where there Parents say they cant control there kids. It was maybe a opportunity for the parents to take the guns in...?
     
  4. sirok

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    then the wording should be entirely different Andy if that is what they are aiming to do - but you are 100% right, normally its "irresponsible" teenagers that wreak bad publicity on the sport and lack of control/supervision by the parents.

    literally interpreting the words though, as a member of the general public who does not know the law will do, it effectively advocates handing all air rifles/pistols into the local police station - if that isn't tantamount to the beginings of a global ban I don't know what is. e.g. a member of the public reads this, then sees somebody out shooting with an air rifle on land for which he is authorised and calls the police

    The reason I'm concerned is I will be moving to London for my job end of this year and want to continue my pastime in peace - like 98% of those in possession of an air rifle.
     
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    But it's these people that'll be the last to hand anything in :confused: where's the logic?

    I agree with the wording, it's all wrong.
     
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    I'm not defending, these plonkers...but what do do:confused:...where do you start:D..because these, imitation/bb guns are being used, in crime...there not pointing banana's at these shop keepers...there's another thread starter for you...How would you go about it
     
  7. sirok

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    imitation air guns are one thing, I'm more concerned about the wording of this flashing banner

    "Air weapons and imitation guns are dangerous. Support our 'hand in'. Take them to your local police station."

    my problems with the wording is

    "air weapons" basically means every air rifle/pistol so it will be interpretated as follows:

    "Air rifles, air pistols and imitation guns are dangerous. Support our 'hand in'. Take them to your local police station."

    One would be lead "to believe" that a ban has been passed by legislation and that there is a sort of 12month time interval where you are requested to hand-in your air rifles/air pistols etc.
     
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    Yes l understand what you are saying, l also believe, the wording in my mind is wrong...It was the same when the air-cartridge was banned, l had a incident, where a member of the public (an angler) at my shoot, got the law arse abt face, tried to lay down the law to me, in front of my land owner..that all airguns had now been banned, he was talking abt phoning the police, but l final explained that, it was not my type off airgun, l evan offered to take him to the police station to sort it out, it was a very tricky situation....visions of armed officer, came to mind.
     
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    sounds like the end is near who is making the laws the police or goverment remember what i said on a other thread about the police telling gun makers to put anti tamp[er on the guns have they got the authorite to do this
     
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    Staffordshire are doing this now,how long is it going to be before the rest are doing it,
    it seems to me that it another step toward banning our sport all together,
     
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    last year up the north east we were getting leaflets through the door from northumbria police saying they wanted to ban air rifles and fireworks then went on saying what a good job they were doing
     
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    [/any respect for this country]
     
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    It may be worth considering in a small way, that some younger people have an interest starting with air weapons, that encourage them to join the armed forces in the first instance?

    As recruiting figures are constantly needing to be boosted, perhaps they should emphasize that it is the irresponsible, out of parental control and so forth youngsters that need to be addressed? They really are clutching at straws, time and time again, imo.:):
     
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    you will have to register a fart in this country before long ,its totaly mad.
     
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    i have to agree with u.it is about time they brought in laws to target those who misuse these weapons,and leave us who follow the letter of the law to get on with our sport in peace:mad::mad::mad:

    TAKE MY GUN,LOSE MY VOTE
     

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