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People's thoughts on guns and gun laws in the UK and N.I.

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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Just want to get a sense of peoples ideas and feelings.
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
got any for sale?
#2
i think they should stay banned
but i want a blank firing pistol without all the bright colours
#3
splatsplatsplat
got any for sale?


Sorry no guns (or any weapons) can go on sale in the forums, plus with a gun unless it is new (or near) it is best to check with your local gunsmith for any faults.
#4
tonico
i think they should stay banned
but i want a blank firing pistol without all the bright colours


That is the thing most people think they are banned however in the uk you can buy and use certain guns (only on ranges) as long as you have reasonable reason (N.I can be self defence, the rest of the uk needs a better reason such as gun club member). With the proper paperwork. :thumbsup:
#5
For legal gun ownership the laws dont seem too bad, I inherited a shotgun from my grandfather who was a gamekeeper, I had to jump through a few hoops to get a licence, and invest in a lockable gun cupboard that is bolted to the floor and wall.
Although I think there are issues with sportsmen and certain handguns being banned.

The scary thing is the illegal guns that are easy available.
#6
DKLS
For legal gun ownership the laws dont seem too bad, I inherited a shotgun from my grandfather who was a gamekeeper, I had to jump through a few hoops to get a licence, and invest in a lockable gun cupboard that is bolted to the floor and wall.
Although I think there are issues with sportsmen and certain handguns being banned.

The scary thing is the illegal guns that are easy available.


I agree. So.....what shotgun was it? Do you go to any ranges? If yes how does it perform?
#7
Keep them out of reach of children. Store in dry, dark places. Guns don't kill people, robbers do, so do the police woo woo wooooop.
#8
Jumpingphil
How does that work then?
You have someone come to your door threatening you with their own gun, so you're allowed to run down to the gun shop and buy one 'cos it's self defence?
Or are you allowed to have one in the house, just in case someone comes knocking at your door with a gun?
I don't follow that. :?


You are allowed to own one or more for the reason of "Responsible retaliation to a threat".
Meaning you wake up and a burgler is in your house you are allowed to remove your weapon from it's gun safe and protect yourself and family from harm. You are also allowed to practise with it at gun ranges (certified ones).
#9
Jumpingphil
How does that work then?
You have someone come to your door threatening you with their own gun, so you're allowed to run down to the gun shop and buy one 'cos it's self defence?
Or are you allowed to have one in the house, just in case someone comes knocking at your door with a gun?
I don't follow that. :?


Its not true thats why.

The only way you could use a gun in self defence is if someone shot at you first - sounds like a western film to me.
#10
One of these too

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Walther_G41_8_x_57_IS_Semi-Automatic_Rifle.jpg
#11
electriclinux
You are allowed to own one or more for the reason of "Responsible retaliation to a threat".
Meaning you wake up and a burgler is in your house you are allowed to remove your weapon from it's gun safe and protect yourself and family from harm. You are also allowed to practise with it at gun ranges (certified ones).


That's aload of bull, I remember reading about a home owner getting on the wrong side of the law for beating a burgular.

This country is even worse, a burgular sued for cutting his hands after smashing a kitchen window to gain entry.
#12
Meadsy4742
Its not true thats why.

The only way you could use a gun in self defence is if someone shot at you first - sounds like a western film to me.


A physical attack of aggression also is demeaned acceptable (most common example is intruder with knife).
#13
MarzBarz
One of these too

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Walther_G41_8_x_57_IS_Semi-Automatic_Rifle.jpg


Where did you do that to?
Rifle shooting is something that i've wanted to get into for a while.
#14
Jetpac
Where did you do that to?
Rifle shooting is something that i've wanted to get into for a while.


That was in Pakistan. I have a poor shot :roll:
#15
If you want to do some rifle shooting you should join the National Rifle Association and go to one of the shooting ranges.
I personally am interested in semi-automatic rifle (I believe the limit in N.I is no calibre larger than rimfire)
#16
Jumpingphil
So you're saying everyone can have one? :?


Yes (In Northern Ireland there is approx 100,000 people that legally own guns) with the following restrictions:

The correct licenses and paperwork
Certain crimes have time length bans and/or permanent bans from owning or using a gun
It is an offence to fire a gun within 50 feet of a roadway, public footpath or bridleway if by doing so any member of the public is endangered. It is an offence to carry a loaded gun in a public place without good reason. An gun may be considered loaded even if the bullets (or pellets in the case of air rifles) are in a detached magazine.
A valid reason for owning a gun. (Easier to obtain in N.I, in the rest of the UK you really need to be in a gun club).
Proper and safe storage of gun and ammunition.


Certain guns are illegal:
Automatic guns.
Handguns are banned in Great Britain. You need special permission from the Secretary of State at the Home Office or Scottish Ministers to bring a handgun into relevant parts of Great Britain. (doesn't apply to N.I)
Semi automatics above rimfire calibre.
Guns with barrel lengths below certain lengths.
Modified designs that are made to bypass the previous restrictions
(explosive devices, including grenades, air burst rounds, explosive tipped rounds, etc)
#17
I have 2 shotguns & enjoy going shooting :)

12G Browning B425 Grade 3 & a 12G Lanber for the misses.
#18
ChrisUK
I have 2 shotguns & enjoy going shooting :)

12G Browning B425 Grade 3 & a 12G Lanber for the misses.


A good shotgun has the advantage of using slugs in addition to pellet shots. Thus allowing either close range stopping power or long range heavy hitting (provided the barrel is long enough). Personally like the shotgun and hate the way games and movies portray it as a gun useless unless at point-blank range. Still prefer a long barrelled rifle (though that is just me :-D)
#19
Mines got a 30" barrell & is far from a close range gun.
#20
ChrisUK
Mines got a 30" barrell & is far from a close range gun.


I also heard good reviews on it (esp for the money and value)
#21
Been spot on for me mate, I'd recommend it :D

People who say guns should be banned are probably those that say all Staffordshire bull terriers are killers.....................
#22
electriclinux
I agree. So.....what shotgun was it? Do you go to any ranges? If yes how does it perform?


Its as old as the hills, a 1965 beretta jaguar in mint condition and custom stock and 28" barrels, I really should get the stock replaced as it was carved to my grandads spec.
I first shot that gun aged 5.

I havent been to a range since I was last in Israel :) but they were automatic weopons.
I did some skeet shooting at a country event this summer and it still shoots straight and true, and is about half as powerful as some of the new ones, but it serves the purpose for me, and brings back many happy memories of spending my youth on a somerset pheasant farm.


I plan to go shooting new years day with the boys, sadly as with most things in my life, am way short of time to really enjoy my hobbies.
#23
the guns laws in the uk are are a load of BULL! im british born and bread but its shocking to see how scared people are because they know nothing about them!...a gun is as dangerous as its owner...if you know how to use a gun (safely) they are harmless! ive been shooting for many years with very safe people and i have never seen one single accident whereas our government thinks ALL guns will kill you because they are "unsafe" that makes me laugh! ITS A MASSIVE LIE!......
#24
hawgr08
the guns laws in the uk are are a load of BULL! im british born and bread but its shocking to see how scared people are because they know nothing about them!...a gun is as dangerous as its owner...if you know how to use a gun (safely) they are harmless! ive been shooting for many years with very safe people and i have never seen one single accident whereas our government thinks ALL guns will kill you because they are "unsafe" that makes me laugh! ITS A MASSIVE LIE!......


Education is the key.....especially use of the English language (_;)

You wake up from a coma or something ????
banned#25
Have also fired many firearms. I still remember the kickback from a shotgun. Almost dislocated my shoulder.

I think the less guns and negative American culture the better.

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