Skip to comments.Massacre guns on sale in the UK
Posted on 01/02/2013 7:46:15 AM PST by Da_Shrimp
LETHAL assault rifles like the one used in Americas Sandy Hook school massacre are being LEGALLY sold in Britain.
A Welsh-based firm is advertising a Ruger SR-22 semi-automatic as a clone of an AR-15, the gun loner Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people.
Shocked campaigners are demanding new gun controls after The Sun discovered British dealers selling the weapons.
A similar gun to Lanzas intimidating Bushmaster AR-15 is being sold by Arundel Militaria, based in Knighton, Powys.
Anybody wanting to own the gun in Britain would need a section 1 firearms licence.
(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...
how many asses does one need to kiss to get a license for a massacre gun?
Except for that whole bit about it firing .22 LR ammo, a great deal less powerful than that fired by the Bushmaster.
The only significant way this rifle is "like" the one used at Sandy Hook is that it has a superficial visual similarity.
Not to mention the obvious fact that neither of these guns is an "assault rifle."
Most American journos have at least switched to calling them "assault weapons," which has a vague enough definition to be be somewhat accurate.
.22LR is a lot less powerful than a .223
Compared in the image below.
The current licensing procedure involves: positive verification of identity, two referees of verifiable good character who have known the applicant for at least two years (and who may themselves be interviewed and/or investigated as part of the certification), approval of the application by the applicant's own family doctor, an inspection of the premises and cabinet where firearms will be kept and a face-to-face interview by a Firearms Enquiry Officer (FEO) also known as a Firearms Liaison Officer (FLO). A thorough background check of the applicant is then made by Special Branch on behalf of the firearms licensing department. Only when all these stages have been satisfactorily completed will a license be issued, which must be renewed every 5 years.
Now semi-auto rifles, owned by millions of civilians and carried by millions of soldiers and police, are “massacre guns.”
Could see this one coming.
Allows sidearms to be drawn in to whatever ban gimmick they have in mind.
My 1911 is an "assault weapon" (semi-automatic)?
Which means that their duty is to conduct massacres, I guess.
AFAIK, these guns aren’t semi-auto in Britain. You have to jerk bolt between shots.
The relevant fact for most is buried in the story:
“... Semi-automatic centre-fire rifles were banned in Britain after the 1987 Hungerford massacre, when Michael Ryan, 27, used two of the weapons as he shot dead 16 people.
But rim-fire rifles escaped the ban...”
Rimfire cartridge semi-autos would seem to be legal in the UK, with licensing.
The article is a call to ban rimfire SAs.
I must admit, however, that UK journalism is a great deal more fun to read than the US version.
I'm not sure. I shoot, but only at clay pigeons using a shotgun.
And do you get to keep it at home loaded for self defense or do you have keep it unloaded and disassembled or a “registered gun club?”
And it is a .22 LR, for heaven’s sake.
I’m thinking a head shot with a .22LR will surely mess up your day.
Just looked at your home page was gobsmacked by your gorgeous photos. How does it feel to live in paradise?
While it certainly can be lethal, it is certainly no where near the same as the .223.
Man shot in head 5 years ago didn’t know it
A Polish man living in Germany was shot in the back of his head five years ago but didn’t realize it until just recently, police in Bochum said Tuesday.
The 35-year-old man was drunk and partying in the western town of Herne when he was hit by a .22-calibre bullet, police said.
It’s lovely, miss m. I love walking in the Derbyshire and Cheshire hills.
I guess that was really addressed to me? You have to have a secure gun cabinet and keep ammo and weapons separately.
You really have to be up close and personal. Then too, what size .22 was he hit with and how far away was the shooter? Most “assassination” guns are .22’s - the Israeli Mossad uses them. A .22 will whiz around your brain box scrambling it.
It's not even a rifle. The Bushmaster is a rifle.
Ack, those are nothing. In America, every 12 year old has a fully automatic massacre weapon.
I’m so jealous. Just did a quick google to find out more about Derbyshire - pronounced DAR-by-sher?
So, essentially, the firearm is useless. Big deal.
22 were used for assignation pistols only because of the ability to very effectively silence them.
They can be effectively silenced because they are so low power, lower speed bullet.
You can kill with them. But because they are such low power, it is typical for states to ban hunting with them.
DAR-by-sher it is, with the Y as a short sound. ;-)
The Sr-22 is a .22lr woodchuck gun.
It “Looks” scary, but is pretty much a dressed up 10/22.
You should write to The Sun and point it out. Mind you, that'd ruin their hysterical headline.
Since the SR-22 is available as a rifle, it might not make such a change to them.
If they REALLY wanted to get spicy naughty, they should sell the SR-556.
I don’t think those are legal in UK. I believe only the rim-fire is available in semi-auto.
Now THAT looks fun!
Reading the uberliberal media is hilarious.
Every rifle in the world, no matter the make, manufacturer, caliber, etc. has the ability to be lethal, perform an assault and be intimidating. Of course a human behind the controls is required before any of these horrendous adjectives can be realized.
I’m surprised this article didn’t label rifles as dangerous.
Sadly that is true.
Centerfire is not legal from what I understand.
The Sun is peeing themselves over a .22lr woodchuck gun that ‘looks’ scary.
Strip it out and it is a Ruger 10/22 action and trigger group with exra exterior glamour bits.
“Massacre guns”...from the country that has already outlawed “serial killer handguns” and in the process of making illegal their “holocaust steak knives”.
NY state doesn’t like most of that product line because of the scary MUZZLE BRAKE and the terrifying six position stock.
UK rabbits tremble in fear over the cosmetics, don’t you know.
To put this into perspective, my 8-year old daughter has an SR-22.
It replaced her pink Ruger 10-22 because she’s a lefty and the discharged rounds burned her arm.
I believe she’s murdered over 1000 iron siloutte targets of dinosaurs, ground hogs, and squirrels.
Brits don't kiss ass. They kiss 'arse.'
MRS Turbo and I both got new .22 massacre weapons yesterday.
I already had a bunch of ‘hicap’ massacre mags for them so figured it was time to get the rifles ,too.
.22s are allowed for hunting in almost every state. The restrictions are on deer and bear in VA. Has to be .23 or larger.
kudos to page 3 girls...