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Tory former mayor arrested 'for owning a Nazi pistol from Second World War
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 29 January, 2014 | Mark Duell

Posted on 02/26/2014 5:41:34 PM PST by marktwain

A Conservative former mayor and veteran army reservist has been dramatically arrested in an early-morning police raid and charged with owning a live 70-year-old Nazi wartime gun.

Officers with search dogs swooped on the home of Councillor Jonathan Farmer, 56, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and seized a German Walther PPK pistol dating back to the Second World War.

Police said they were acting on a tip-off and had a warrant to search his home for firearms. He will appear in court next Monday and could face a five-year jail sentence if found guilty.

Farmer - whose wife Susanah is acting town clerk of Wisbech - has temporarily stepped down from helping to run the local army cadet force.

He told the Fenland Citizen: ‘It was given to me by a friend, mainly because his wife wanted it out of the house. I just kept it in a cupboard.

‘When he gave it to me, he said not to fire it because it had been deactivated. He said it would blow my hand off, so I never did and I assumed it was pretty safe.

‘But I suppose I shouldn’t have kept it. It was a sentimental thing - and it’s a beautiful piece of engineering. My life as it was has been pretty much eviscerated.’

The Walther PPK handgun was a gift to the bomb disposal expert from a British veteran of the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy in 1944.

The soldier took the deadly weapon, a much-treasured war souvenir, from a captured German officer, and Farmer – the former mayor of Wisbech - has owned it for 30 years.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; ppk; tyranny; uk
Former military, Police acting on a tip from an informant.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 5:41:34 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

England is a dystopian hell. It’s a nightmare on steroids.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 5:43:13 PM PST by x_plus_one (The harvest is great but the workers are few. Salman Rushdie is still in hiding.)
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To: marktwain

So stupid, the Brits should have just surrendered when the Spanish, then the French wanted to invade earlier in their history, they could have saved the fight against socialist paradise by several centuries.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 5:46:03 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: marktwain

The UK has become exactly what Nazi Germany wanted it to be—minus the German language.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 5:46:48 PM PST by madison10
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To: marktwain

OMG - a “live” gun!


5 posted on 02/26/2014 5:49:15 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: madison10

The UK has become exactly what Nazi Germany wanted it to be—minus the German language.

There is a lot of German blood in the royal family.. Just sayin..


6 posted on 02/26/2014 5:49:49 PM PST by GraceG
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To: marktwain
owning a live 70-year-old Nazi wartime gun...

WTH? their genetic breeding program was FAR superior than what i thought it was.

7 posted on 02/26/2014 5:50:24 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: x_plus_one

England is a gun grabbers day dream. The liberals drool over disarming the citizens of this country and imposing a socialist authoritarian utopia.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 5:50:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: marktwain

If the guy was labor, probably very little would be said.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:23 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: marktwain

‘But I suppose I shouldn’t have kept it. It was a sentimental thing - and it’s a beautiful piece of engineering. My life as it was has been pretty much eviscerated.’

Apparently England truly has become a nation of whipped slaves. “I shouldn’t have kept it”, indeed. “Shame on me”


10 posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:55 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: smokingfrog
OMG - a “live” gun!
I'm hiding under my bed right now.
11 posted on 02/26/2014 6:03:56 PM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: marktwain

The UK govt gave in compensation $1 million to a former gitmo inmate Moazam Beg. Beg was at an Al queda training camp training future terrorists.

The UK is gone.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 6:04:12 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The liberals drool over disarming the citizens of this country and imposing a socialist authoritarian utopia..................... In the meantime, they hack soldiers to death and chop off their heads as they walk by on the street. When the wrong people make the laws, nothing goes right again without the shedding of blood.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 6:06:27 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: marktwain

This is why its so disheartening to see Ukraine being taken in by the sodomite EU. This is what awaits them.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 6:07:25 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: dainbramaged
OMG - a “live” gun!

I'm hiding under my bed right now.

Actually, I'm hiding a live gun under my bed right now.

15 posted on 02/26/2014 6:08:26 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: marktwain

Live gun? Deadly weapon? Here’s a phrase for them; castrated empire.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 6:14:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: smokingfrog
It's alive!!!
17 posted on 02/26/2014 6:16:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: marktwain

More stupidity from the UK.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 6:24:46 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: marktwain

If this is what the U.K. Has become, what is the point in it ever having existed? It’s entire history is erased. It’s point in being is erased.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 6:32:25 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

And this guy just easily caves.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 7:23:35 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Flick Lives
If this is what the U.K. Has become, what is the point in it ever having existed?

You're right. The UK now has two slim hopes. Prince William, as king, might make a difference. But he'd have to be willing to risk everything to change course. Unfortunately, that fool Charles is between William and the throne.

The UK's second hope is for another Cromwell. That's not likely.

So the most probable result is that the UK turns into one huge Detroit. My advice to Wales and Scotland: Break away and try to save your own identities.

21 posted on 02/26/2014 7:24:08 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: marktwain

You see a lot of that “whipped slave” mentality in third world countries, especially within the EU.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 7:33:25 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: Flick Lives; All

“If this is what the U.K. Has become, what is the point in it ever having existed? It’s entire history is erased. It’s point in being is erased.”

They gave rise to us. We must learn from them, and avoid their mistakes.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 7:36:08 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Perhaps he has a license... to kill?


24 posted on 02/26/2014 7:46:46 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: marktwain
Nice.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 9:11:49 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: marktwain

We should sever diplomatic relations with any nation that abridges the God given right of its citizens to own and bear arms.
.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 9:17:11 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: GraceG

>> “There is a lot of German blood in the royal family” <<

All royals are serpent seed. Read Jacob’s prophecy over Dan.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 9:19:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Liberty Valance

Looks just like a squirt gun I once had...


28 posted on 02/26/2014 9:21:06 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Liberty Valance

Walther PPK. Um that is the gun James Bond got in the first movie Dr. No and used in many subsequent ones.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 9:54:06 PM PST by xp38
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To: marktwain

charged with owning a live 70-year-old Nazi wartime gun.

What in the wide wide world of sports is a LIVE wartime gun??


30 posted on 02/26/2014 11:40:11 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: GraceG

In fairness to the Royal Family, those who have commented on the issue, such as the Duke of Edinburgh, have made comments that pro-gun. After the handgun ban, he likened it to banning cricket if somebody went and battered somebody to death with one, which stirred up controversy.

Sad to say, but the pressure to tighten gun laws comes from the bottom up, not the top down.


31 posted on 02/27/2014 6:24:50 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The term ‘live’ is used in the English lexicon to distinguish between functional and a non-functional weapon. In the form of Jiu Jitsu I do, a real knife is known as a ‘live blade’ as compared to a wooden or dull one.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 6:28:17 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: editor-surveyor

So, that would be pretty much every nation in the world, including your own?


33 posted on 02/27/2014 6:29:20 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Sad but almost true.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 8:04:17 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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