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Question Would you be prepared to be licensed??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Nicksi, Jun 17, 2008.

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Would you be prepared to be licensed if it meant you could keep hunting / shooting

  1. Definately, if it saves my sport

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  2. Nope, it's a free country and I want it to stay that way

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  3. Couldn't give a monkeys

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  1. Nicksi

    Nicksi Engaging Member

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    Was thinking today if the worst comes to the worst and shooting comes under serious pressure from the anti's.

    I think those of us who hunt have a fairly defensible position;
    1. we are shooting wild / pest species.
    2. the vast majority of things we shoot never even know what's hit them before they're dead so stress / anxiety to prey is minimised.
    3. generally we adopt a low profile.

    However we don't generate the vast sums of money / employment the likes of pheasant / grouse / deer shooting does so our position is somewhat tenuous there.

    Anyway the point of the post is - if it came down to it and we were regulated similarly to those who have shotgun or FAC certs would you be up for it?
    In it's extreme I can see test certificates of some sort to verify your competancy (accuracy and safety) as well as secure housing for your guns.
    What do you reckon?
     
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    sois the basic question if 12ftlbs came under FAC rules and needed to go through the licence prosses would I?
     
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    Yeah, if they tightened right up to stop lunatic pillocks using airguns
     
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    no because my dad would not have police snifing around the house checking im sane and checking the safe was secure and having alarms fitted:mad:
     
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    i think if fac licensing came into effect on all guns and it is the only way for people to be able to shoot then yes i would be prepared. myself being lucky enough to live and shoot(pest control) on a country estate and work on a family run stud farm can give enough reasons to have a fac.
     
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    The simple answer is "not really", although I suppose I'd just have to tighten my teeth and get on with it if it ever did happen :down: can't say I can't see it happening to be honest!

    Nicksi: you've made the mistake of thinking that a licensing scheme would solve anything :eek: think again.
     
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    if there was a license then it would put people intending to abuse an air rifle off
     
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    No they would just borrow one from a friend, or go to some estate in London ... same with real guns, handguns, do you think all these shootings are carried out by people with a license?

    "Don't worry officer I have the paperwork!"

    :shrug:
     
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    i agree with you there a1. it would give the appropriate authorities a better chance to control the misuse of guns full stop. and hopefully stop incidences like last year.
     
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    plus air rifle calibers are small.

    the military use the 5.56mm round.

    0.01mm bigger than .22

    the 5.56 is desined to maim humans but because of its velocity it causes a fatal wound if left untreated.

    .22 does not have the size, mass or velocity to effectivly kill human targets.
    thats not saying you can go around thinking they are safe to use in any way but what self respecting killer uses an air gun:rolleyes:
     
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    The truth is that all licensing airguns would do is create even more paperwork and waste Police time, they have enough to do as it is, like I said, those who want to use airguns illegally will acquire them illegally!
     
  12. a1gunner

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    i know what you mean cog.
    not saying that i would but i am so far out of the way and in a rural area i would easily get away with owning an illegal air rifle:rolleyes:

    all my air rifles are legal by the way!
     
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    Thought you put the Meteor up to FAC :D
     
  14. a1gunner

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    shhh:mad::mad::mad::p:p:p:p
     
  15. EX Mod Cog

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    Police are on their way

    ...

    may take them a few days so get your stuff together :D
     
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    if it helped to improve safety and helps preserve the sport then i would have no problems with fac's
     
  17. a1gunner

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    yep they will be a while :D
    [video=youtube;djMRRNwtrMw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djMRRNwtrMw[/video]
     
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    Looks like you in the future, you become so cut off from civilization all the way out there :D

    Oh and that's my gun collection, I keep it with you because it's very illegal :laser:
     
  19. a1gunner

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    it funny at the start.

    "do you have a license for that?"

    i do for this one!:D

    priceless

    the sea mine is funny too:D
     
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    We already have shotgun tickets, so the answer has to be YES !! I can't see the process being any more stringent (have I got that spelling right A1 ??) than that, or any more expensive and it would keep the brain dead away from legal guns. It wouldn't stop people owning illegal guns as they do now though.
     

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