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What a waste

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    If our police forces are so cash strapped, then surely they could have sold most of these guns most of which are perfectly legal for use. Destroying them is just criminal.
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    It's criminal that's what it is.
     
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    Just evidence of the BS that underpins the politics around guns! :(

    An act of utter futility too, as thousands of new guns are sold every week! :)
     
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    "Good afternoon sir. What can I do for you today?"

    "I'd just like to take advantage of your amnesty and hand in my Uzi 9mm" :eek:
     
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    A total waste! But (again)don't blame it on the Police. Like the military they don't do politics but just do as they're told. Blame the spineless knee jerking politicians for actions like this. I bet there are a few Police officers who shake their heads at this massacre.
     
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    I think the amnesties are well worth the trouble! At the best, someone might take the opportunity and begin to break themselves away from being a career criminal. At the minimum, if it means a couple of kids won't injure or kill themselves with "Grandad's old gun!" then that's good too.

    Regarding the waste, it's much the same as the cars that are siezed roadside for being untaxed. They get crushed and in many cases perfectly decent cars are wasted!

    I suspect it's a mix of two things? The government can't be seen to be profiting from the legislation, and all of the good would need to be checked and registered before being sold? When the government does this sort of thing it often costs three times that which a private company might charge, and if they handed the stuff over to a private company to administer then they'd get accused of favouritism?

    Waste is everywhere!
     
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    And what makes you so sure that some of the tasty ones are not sold?
     
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    and monies donated to the police benevolent fund! :rolleyes:
     
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    If they were to be sold on. It would only take business for the local gun shops around the area.
     
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    They could sell them on to the local gun shops....then everyone's a winner...
     
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    Jumping ahead of stuff here that's never going to happen in any normal time frame.......... But there's an idea in there! Those guns that can be serial numbered (I can see a problem if some have had numbers removed etc), the Police could officially sell on at so many pence in the pound etc. to registered and approved RFDs?
    They could then do any repair work, check them over etc, and make some money?

    There'd have to be some historical paper trail though. Who'd want to buy a gun and then discover it's linked to a shooting after you've had it a while!
     
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    The police already have auctions in place to sell on siezed items to create revenue so why are perfectly legal air rifles or fac rifles not included in any police sales for the same reason, it beggers belief unless its an health and safety issue.
     
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    completely pointless... would feel a lot happier watching criminals being marched off to jail... as oppose to inanimate lumps of metal and wood being destroyed, which could be auctioned and sold to law abiding citizens raising cash for our police and other emergency services
     
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    I'm sure I saw something once where the police auctioned off some bolt croppers they had seized ? I'm sure they could have done something with all those rifles/pistols , look at charities that could use them , scouts , outdoor pursuit places etc
     
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    glad they destroy them, theres enough guns about as it is, just need to look at the obsessive collecters here to see that :)
     
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    I don't know why they don't just ban them ... :eek: ...
     
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    Speak to your local feo, write to the head of the police force in your area, you will get a reply.

    But maybe not the one you was hoping for, lol
     
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    It's all to do with political correctness.Can you imagine what a field day the popular press and the anti shooting lobby would have with it.I can see the headlines now "Police selling off firearms after gun amnesty"
     
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    A couple of whom posted a few posts before yours. Watch what you say folks - the walls have ears....."loose lips sink ships".
     

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