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Posted on 10/11/2007 3:22:09 PM PDT by Daniel Bliss
A policeman was criticised yesterday after he ordered an eight-year-old boy to smash up his toy gun because it was an "imitation firearm".
The officer confronted Samuel England, of Pinehurst, Swindon, Wilts, as he played with the black and orange plastic toy outside his home. He told the boy to destroy the "weapon" or he would be arrested.
Samuel's stepfather, John Standen, 34, came to his aid but was warned it was an offence to have an imitation firearm in public.
The officer only left when Mr Standen had snapped the toy in half leaving Samuel in tears. But he returned five minutes later to warn his stepsister Sophie, six, about riding her battery-powered Barbie car on the pavement.
Samuel's mother, Sarah, 30, said: "Samuel was so scared that he would be taken away. I had to explain to him that they can't do that."
Wiltshire Constabulary confirmed the incident took place, but refused to name the officer involved.
It seems that the copper gets a rush when he enforces Britain's increasingly authoritarian gun laws on little kids. No surprises there then...
Stuff out of Britain lately is beyond parody.
Wow, Gestapo Cops in Britain too.....big surprise.
What makes you think they can't, Sarah?
Will the UK be renamed soon? It’s getting more and more like Oceania.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel for police officers in the UK. Pathetic.
It’s now also illegal to display an imitation firearm in public in Minneapolis.
Barney Fife in Britain?................
And if you read the UK boards they say typically British understated stuff about these absurd episodes, like "One has to contemplate whether this is the proper course of action".
See my post #7
GO AHEAD, KID, MAKE MY DAY............
Wait until we get President Hillary with 65 Orwellian Senators.
The Brits actually let these people vote ~ and Lord forbid that you raise a hand in objection to a sadomasochistic sexual deviant over there.
“Samuel’s mother, Sarah, 30, said: “Samuel was so scared that he would be taken away. I had to explain to him that they can’t do that.”
What allows her to think that?
Has anyone tried to look for a toy gun for their kids lately at your local stores? I don’t mean the nerf kind that shoots color foam bullets or the water gun or the sci-fi one with all the flashing light and noise. I mean the M16, M4 machine gun look a like with the required orange painted tip. Our church sponsors a Halloween costume contest on a yearly basis, and last year, my 6 yrs. old son wanted to dress up as a soldier. I went to the local army surplus store and got him a nice camouflaged uniform. Painted his face and all. He was really stoked when I said, “Special Force.” Problem was, we went all over town and couldn’t find him a toy gun that looked like the real deal. He still won first place. We live in a community where there’s an Air Force Base as well as a Navy Base and a Coast Guard station with in a few miles of each other, and the majority of parishioners are military families. My son wasn’t the only dressed up soldier that night without a gun. This year, we’re ready as I bought one from the internet.
“when you fail to properly “de-Nazify” after WWII”
They should have started with many of the Royalty.
I've made M16s, M79s, 50cal Brownings, bazookas, LAWs, and even a mortar.
A child's pink plastic water pistol caused an airport security scare.
The toy had to be registered as a firearm before the Devon girl and her family could board their holiday flight home from South Africa.
War on boys ping
Surprised the cop didn't threaten to arrest her for that while he was busy enforcing the rest of the rules.
Think the IRA did that ~ caught up with some of ‘em anyway.
I consider the incident to be good training for the miserable future he faces under the thumb of EU bureaucrats.
Really? What does she think "arrested" means?
In fact, ABC news ran a story tonight about a supposed Columbine-like school shooting being thwarted by authorities in philly ("The City of Brothers...").
They showed the ambulance-chasing/political media whores standing behind the youth suspect's "arsenal". Mentioned briefly, was the FACT that "most" of the guns were bb guns, and ONE (count them, ONE) gun was a 9mm "assault weapon" (a POS Highpoint like the one used at Columbine, and the REASON that so many unfired 9mm rounds were found at Columbine - due to obvious malfunctions/failures-to-fire. The perps there discovered that a shotgun is most effective and destructive.). Since the breathless reporter in the philly case only named ONE ACTUAL firearm (the 9mm carbine), it leads me to believe that ALL of the other firearms were BB GUNS/TOY GUNS. What these lying, obfuscating, gun-grabbing liberals won't try and do to push unconstitutional and nonsensical gun control!
About a week ago in Minnesota....
It SHOULD be against the law to have IMITATION POLICE OFFICERS in public.
After all, even REAL ones with guns, like we have in the US, are essentially WORTHLESS when it comes to protecting individuals in a timely manner when the sh*t hits the fan.
Not their fault, just the nature of the beast.
For instance, I read that Cho murdered the large number of students AND himself at VA Tech in SECONDS.
Some cops showed up in MINUTES.
TOO DAMN LATE to save anyone.
Sad how far “Great” (sic) Britain has sunk.
“Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves. Britons never ever shall be slaves.”
Well, they can retire that tune.
Now would be a really good time for everyone to buy firearms. Do it now while you can, and don’t forget the ammo.
Don’t worry they are developing a time machine that will allow them to fix any problem post haste./s
From British Lion to British kitty?
yeah, can’t find an M16, M1, M4, or other recent US weapons, but you can find AK47s, MP5s, UZIs, etc.
i do like our selection around here tho. local walmart is stocked to the gills with 1894 lever actions, colt peacemakers and even some coach guns.
Do they make noise or shoot some cork/plastic bullets?
*****Samuels mother, Sarah, 30, said: Samuel was so scared that he would be taken away. I had to explain to him that they cant do that.
What allows her to think that?*****
Well, unless our protofascist government has recently changed the law, then the kid was still below the age of criminal responsibility. So he can’t be arrested or charged with a crime.
Jealousy can bring out the worst in a bloke...
It certainly is.
Any Brits reading this should check out my homepage for useful information about surviving in a Police State.
And if you read the UK boards they say typically British understated stuff about these absurd episodes, like "One has to contemplate whether this is the proper course of action".*****
Oh, I don't know, the chaps at Free Britannia seem to have had the right reaction to this incident.
See for yourself: Policeman threatens to arrest 8 y/o boy for toy gun
There are too many British patriots, like myself, who will resist...
Years ago ( pre TSA) my wife,young son(5yrs old) and I were leaving the airport at Lihue, Kauai. Our carry on was being run thru the xray scanner. The operator called out “I have a pistol.” I thought this should be interesting as I watched the security woke up and pull their fingers out of their noses. I then realized they were after our bags. They pulled the Flipper the Dolphin water pistol from our bags. It had a pistol grip that the operator picked up. We were advised it can’t go into the cabin but they could ship it to us. I guess they were afraid we could try and use Flipper to squirt them to Havana. Oh well it was tossed and my son got a better replacement when we got home.
Quite right, sir.
If I'd been the child's parent I would have made the copper take the matter to Court, so that it would have been thrown out and he would have had his career ruined.
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves. Britons never ever shall be slaves.
Well, they can retire that tune.*****
Yes, regrettably, the British government is being run by leftist pantywastes at the moment.
But never fear, there are still plenty of true-blue Brits out there waiting for their chance.
Ever hear of DCS?
I do hope you are correct. Your government, on the other hand, does not appear to want you to have much say in the matter.
It will be a black day should Britain forfeit her sovereignty to Brussels.
No, in Britain they're BOBBIES.
Psssttttt......a play on words
BOOB: 1 : a stupid awkward person : simpleton
No, the user must use some imagination. I have given some serious thought of embedding a realistic noise maker in them.