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I know most Freepers don't think guns are available in the UK, so I posted this as a matter of general interest.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 7:46:17 AM PST by Da_Shrimp
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need a section 1 firearms licence.

how many asses does one need to kiss to get a license for a massacre gun?

2 posted on 01/02/2013 7:48:11 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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LETHAL assault rifles like the one used in America’s Sandy Hook school massacre are being LEGALLY sold in Britain.

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.

3 posted on 01/02/2013 7:52:12 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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Ruger SR-22

.22LR is a lot less powerful than a .223

Compared in the image below.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 7:54:55 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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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.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 7:55:38 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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There's FAR more firearms in the UK than you would think. When I was over there in the early 1990’s and started up a conversation about guns, it was amazing that just about everybody seemed to have a pistol grandpa took off a dead Nazi in the attic or the combat rifle he never turned back in after the war. I doubt that's changed in the last 20 years...
7 posted on 01/02/2013 7:56:13 AM PST by apillar
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AFAIK, these guns aren’t semi-auto in Britain. You have to jerk bolt between shots.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 8:06:57 AM PST by cunning_fish
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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...”


12 posted on 01/02/2013 8:07:29 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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The Ruger SR-22 is a 22-caliber rimfire pistol.

It's not even a rifle. The Bushmaster is a rifle.

23 posted on 01/02/2013 8:24:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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Ack, those are nothing. In America, every 12 year old has a fully automatic massacre weapon.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 8:26:30 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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*snicker*

The Sr-22 is a .22lr woodchuck gun.
http://www.ruger.com/products/sr22Rifle/models.html

It “Looks” scary, but is pretty much a dressed up 10/22.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 8:36:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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http://www.ruger.com/products/sr556/index.html

If they REALLY wanted to get spicy naughty, they should sell the SR-556.


33 posted on 01/02/2013 8:40:44 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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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.


36 posted on 01/02/2013 8:47:11 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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“Massacre guns”...from the country that has already outlawed “serial killer handguns” and in the process of making illegal their “holocaust steak knives”.


38 posted on 01/02/2013 8:50:03 AM PST by fattigermaster
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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.


43 posted on 01/02/2013 9:02:56 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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A .22 LR is the same as a NATO .223? Who knew? /s
45 posted on 01/02/2013 9:15:53 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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