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.