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UK Cops Confiscate Farmer’s Shotgun “Just in Case”
The Truth About Guns ^ | April 26, 2011 | Robert Farago

Posted on 04/27/2011 7:38:16 PM PDT by Immerito

“Tracy St Clair Pearce, 50, [above] was confronted by four men carrying a chainsaw and a knife, who warned her they would kill her cattle at her farm in Colchester, Essex,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “She called police late on Good Friday to report the threat, but was left gobsmacked [surprised] when officers took 35 minutes to get to her home, before telling her they would confiscate her shotguns.” The local constabulary confirmed the pre-emptive policing maneuver. “Inspector Jim White of Essex Police said: ‘In order to prevent any public order incidents, and to keep members of the public safe, we obtained a warrant to remove firearms.” Go figure. I reckon Trace took the hump at the Old Bill for doing sweet FA about the “travelers” (11 call outs) and gave Plod a right earful. Rather than nick her, they took her gun.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; firearm; guns; shotgun; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 04/27/2011 7:38:17 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

What kind Nazis those constables are. Why don’t they just rape and kill the poor woman while they’re at it - oh wait, they’re waiting for the local “asian yoots” to do that...

B@st@rds!


2 posted on 04/27/2011 7:41:57 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Immerito

The Sweeney or Gene Hunt would have laid down the law and a few fists on the villians.


3 posted on 04/27/2011 7:44:12 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Immerito

I am sure they confiscated all of the chain saws and knives belonging to the bag guys and their kin.


4 posted on 04/27/2011 7:52:47 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Immerito

“...Go figure. I reckon Trace took the hump at the Old Bill for doing sweet FA about the “travelers” (11 call outs) and gave Plod a right earful. Rather than nick her, they took her gun.”

Lost me with this gobbledygook. Anybody translate British slang out there in FReeperland? I get the bit about the “travelers” I believe to be the Gypsies, but the rest of it is totally lost to me.


5 posted on 04/27/2011 7:53:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Immerito

any one here who owns some guns should get one more that ONLY YOU know about... and keep it very well hidden


6 posted on 04/27/2011 7:59:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Immerito

The UK is a sick joke.


7 posted on 04/27/2011 8:01:46 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Immerito

The UK is a sick joke.


8 posted on 04/27/2011 8:02:07 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Immerito

Don’t ever call the police. They are not your friends. They are not there to protect you from anything.


9 posted on 04/27/2011 8:05:56 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: rockinqsranch

Translation: She got mad at the police for doing nothing about the travelers and gave the policeman an earful. Instead of arresting her, they took the gun.

Travellers in the UK are usually Irish gypsies rather than Roma.


10 posted on 04/27/2011 8:06:47 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Mr. K
One more? Heck. 2 years ago I found and finished a project gun that I had started 14 years ago. I had completely forgotten about it (Winchester 30-30 top eject, purchased for $40). I don't know where all of mine are, how many I have or where all the ammo is. Only thing that helps is that I have calibre guidelines I follow, so I don't have any weird norweigan/british stuff with no ammo or vice-versa.

'If you can count how much you have, you don't have enough.'

/johnny

11 posted on 04/27/2011 8:09:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: old curmudgeon
I am sure they confiscated all of the chain saws and knives belonging to the bag guys and their kin.

Whoa! that could be dangerous. Easier to take the firearm from the law-abiding citizen. And much safer.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/27/2011 8:12:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Immerito

Insanity


13 posted on 04/27/2011 8:14:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: 43north

Not Asians, pikeys. About a thousand times worse.


14 posted on 04/27/2011 8:19:23 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: Immerito
Insane!

If a woman reports threats of being raped what do the police do? Come to her home, confiscate her clothing and remove the locks from the doors?

Insane, absolutely insane. Liberalism is truly a debilitating brain disease.

15 posted on 04/27/2011 8:19:25 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: blackdog

This is true.


16 posted on 04/27/2011 8:21:53 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rockinqsranch

Hello....

Old Bill = Police Station

Sweet FA - FA means Fu*k All, or jack squat.
Doing Sweer FA means not doing a damn thing.

Plod = Police officer or constable

Nick = arrest someone


17 posted on 04/27/2011 8:37:58 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Immerito

woman is threatened and the cops disarm her not the thugs, wow.

The UK is truly insane.


18 posted on 04/27/2011 8:49:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Immerito

‘In order to prevent any public order incidents, and to keep members of the public safe, we obtained a warrant to remove firearms.”

Translated as...

“In order for us not to do any extra paperwork and an investigation, because we are too lazy, what we will do is protect the criminals by disarming the law-abiding citizen.”


19 posted on 04/27/2011 8:51:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Immerito

You can’t step away from the line over there or cause a commotion, they might as well be prisoners in their own land.


20 posted on 04/27/2011 9:26:51 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: Immerito

Hope she has a spare one to take care of business with


21 posted on 04/27/2011 9:47:55 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Immerito

I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

Mindless kneejerk British bureaucratic ninnyism.


22 posted on 04/27/2011 10:29:59 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie; july4thfreedomfoundation

Thanks to you both. Head quit spinning finally thanks to your responses.


23 posted on 04/28/2011 4:03:02 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 43north

Invariably one of the responses by the left to as yet another infringement on our right to self-defense will be: ‘Oh come on! No one is talking about taking away you right of self-defense’ (when that is exactly the intent)

Well, dollars to doughnuts, that was probably the response to all the proposals they rammed down the people’s throats over in England – in the process of taking away their right of self-defense.

Study this closely – this where we will be in say 5 –10 years if the Oppressive-leftist commies get their way.


24 posted on 04/28/2011 9:10:24 AM PDT by BerserkPatriot (There are no 1st Amendment rights without 2nd Amendment Rights)
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