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SheepShed



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
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Location: In the middle of a Welsh forest
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 10 4:05 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

RichardW wrote:
And then all it still takes is some busy body to see you & phone the plod & the Armed response unit turns up "guns blazing".

Unfortunately ARU's turn up all the time even when people are shooting in the middle of a 100 acre field, and even if they've done what some police forces request and phone up in advance to tell plod where and when they'll be shooting.
If we didn't shoot anywhere where busybodies might be offended, we may as well give up all together.
If you comply with the law and act responsibly then you are pursuing a legitimate activity and have nothing to afraid of.
Only Wood child can really tell whether it's safe and legal to shoot on the land in question, but shooting an air rifle with permission on private land isn't illegal (subject to the usual provisos) and isn't something we should be frightened off doing because of what people might think.

Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 10 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hey richard youre so paranoid.

Wood child



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 10 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you sheepshed, I agree entirely.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 10 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not quite what I meant. Was more meant to imply, watch you back, make sure you have signed permission on you when shooting, be a good neighbour. If some one makes that call they have to respond as if you are a nutter with a gun.

Also make sure you keep to the area you are allowed to shoot in. Technically entering other land even with an air rifle is Armed Trespass & has a minimum mandatory 5 year jail term. Stupid but true.

Wood child



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 10 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone here from th US? what are gun laws like over there?

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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Location: South West
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 10 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
Anyone here from th US? what are gun laws like over there?


Not from the US but know something of their firearms laws.

They vary from State to State, County to County, City to City. Some States have certain limits on magazine capacity, California for some bizarre Liberal reason banned long arms fitted with a pistol grip. some States permit the carrying of concealed handguns for people with no criminal record, some ban concealed carry but let you carry a pistol on your hip.

If you buy a Federal permit you can own fully automatic weapons that were in private hands before a certain date.

They have some odd laws about shooting seasons - which are far shorter and more tightly controlled than ours - and frequently bowhunters get an early start, followed by (again for no sane reason that I can see), people with black powder rifles, then modern rifles.

Americans have an almost Teutonic passion for odd and restrictive local statutes, and anyone who tells you that it's an armed free-for-all over there is talking through a non-oral opening.

Wood child



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 10 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Brown Bear. Hell, what is it with yanks and guns?

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 10 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
Thanks Brown Bear. Hell, what is it with yanks and guns?


Along with abortion, race, and Christianity, it's one of the great issues by which Americans define themselves and others. To be a liberal, you have to be anti-guns, in favour of 'positive discrimination' for black people (though many white liberals keep a gun at home in case any actual black people should turn up on their doorstep), 'pro-choice' and in favour of a secular state.

To be a Conservative, you have to be pro-guns (whether you actually own one or not), anti-abortion (except when your daughter gets up the duff) and against 'positive discrimination' (for anyone except white Christians) and the secular state (as long as it's your own God in the driving seat).

They have many admirable qualities, and I'm sure we look as mad to them as they look to us.

Wood child



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 10 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jeez. Anyway, isn't the definition of liberal: "willing to discard traditional values, and open to new behavior" such as carrying a gun. What a mess.
Oh, and I don't know what positive discrimination means in real terms, please explain.

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