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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 9:45 am    Post subject: New airgun storage legislation  Reply with quote    

I've just come across this.

New legislation has been introduced by the Government which will make it an offence to fail to properly secure airguns in order to prevent them falling into the hands of children.

http://www.basc.org.uk/en/media/pressreleases.cfm/prid/AB98850A-190D-4275-A85D9C42CCD1DAE7

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/airgun-locked
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-us/home-office-circulars/circulars-2011/004-2011/

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Common sense. Anyone who doesn't do so already needs a slap.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Best move it from the office floor then

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


vegplot



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny Outskirts wrote:
Best move it from the office floor then


Slap.

JB



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny Outskirts wrote:
Best move it from the office floor then


You must have interesting business meetings if you feel a need to be armed!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB wrote:
Penny Outskirts wrote:
Best move it from the office floor then


You must have interesting business meetings if you feel a need to be armed!


Gets right nasty it does.

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That one is common sense but the movement to class all air guns as FAC is over the top.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's common sense why legislate? I would hazard that more people are injured by knives than airguns, but we don't have to lock them away.

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 11 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
If it's common sense why legislate? I would hazard that more people are injured by knives than airguns, but we don't have to lock them away.


Because of the vast numbers of people who lack said common sense. It's a lot easier for a child accidentally to injure or kill someone with an airgun than a knife.

matt_hooks



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 11 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And it only applies, at least in theory, if you regularly have children around.

I'm lucky and have an FAC safe that my airguns go in, with the pellets in the ammunition safe, so the cost to me is nil, but to some it will mean having to get rid of their guns as they can't afford the security.

Of course, a bike lock and an eye bolt in the wall should be enough to comply, but the way it's been reported lots of people think they will need a safe.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 11 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

matt_hooks wrote:
And it only applies, at least in theory, if you regularly have children around.


I was just about to ask this :/ Is being behind the locked door of my home a sufficient safety feature?

vegplot



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 11 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
matt_hooks wrote:
And it only applies, at least in theory, if you regularly have children around.


I was just about to ask this :/ Is being behind the locked door of my home a sufficient safety feature?


I would have thought so, just ensure the key isn't accessible to minors. It might be worth having a chat with your local police.

Shane



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has anybody else noticed the irony of Brownbear's last avatar?

/hijack

RichardW



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 11 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shane wrote:
Has anybody else noticed the irony of Brownbear's last avatar?

/hijack


Well he dint leave did he?

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