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Boy surrenders wooden rifle to police so he can meet the Queen
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 04 Jan 2009 | Simon Johnson

Posted on 01/04/2009 5:26:28 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick

A 12-year-old boy had to surrender his toy rifle to police amid tight security around the Queen's visit to church at Sandringham.

Jacob Young said he handed in the wooden weapon so he could see the Queen without giving her or her bodyguards any cause for concern.

He said: "When I got to the park gates I handed my gun to the policeman and he hung it on the fence.

"I didn't want anybody to think I wanted to shoot the Queen. I didn't mind handing in my gun. I knew it would be safe with the police."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; brainwashed; royals; toyguns
Now I know this will probably bring out a lot of jokes about British gun laws but in fairness I would suggest that anyone showing up at Obama's inaguration with a toy gun would probably receive the same treatment.
1 posted on 01/04/2009 5:26:29 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

A toy gun at Obama’s inauguration? Not if it looked like the real thing and some toys do. The kid would be lucky to escape with only 6 holes in his chest.


2 posted on 01/04/2009 5:29:48 PM PST by saganite
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Twelve year olds hate hearing this, but he’s a cute kid. Nice to see he doesn’t feel too old for toys, too. I’m seeing way too many kids his age who do.


3 posted on 01/04/2009 5:29:54 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: PotatoHeadMick
The money quote:
I didn't mind handing in my gun. I knew it would be safe with the police."

You won't hear that sentiment being expressed here in the US by those of us who cherish our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

4 posted on 01/04/2009 5:38:34 PM PST by American Infidel (It's pronounced 'ASK' not 'AXE'. It's a 3 letter word. How difficult can it be?)
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To: naturalman1975

Yeah, but, when I was twelve.... er... nevermind, this is Texas Baby!


5 posted on 01/04/2009 5:39:13 PM PST by waterhill (An armed man has the means for independence)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

I went once to the Nixon Library for a book signing. While in line I was given a pamphlet by a docent. A few minutes security demanded I hand the same pamphlet back. I suppose they thought I was going to give Newt Gingrich a fatal paper cut.


6 posted on 01/04/2009 5:40:11 PM PST by redheadtoo
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I didn't mind handing in my gun. I knew it would be safe with the police.

I don't know where to start.

7 posted on 01/04/2009 5:46:10 PM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick
"Jacob Young said he handed in the wooden weapon so he could see the Queen without giving her or her bodyguards any cause for concern."

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty G-d! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
8 posted on 01/04/2009 6:00:34 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: PotatoHeadMick

“I would suggest that anyone showing up at Obama’s inaguration with a toy gun would probably receive the same treatment. “

or showing up anywhere in the US after Obama’s inauguration :/


9 posted on 01/04/2009 6:07:36 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: saganite
The kid would be lucky to escape with only 6 holes in his chest.

Or an even dozen in the back.

If it ever comes down to it... I'll just break down and cry (or not, YMMV).... I don't know where all my guns are to surrender them.

If you know how many you have.... you don't have enough.

/johnny

10 posted on 01/04/2009 6:26:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

That’s cutting edge journalism, eh Simon?


11 posted on 01/04/2009 6:32:46 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Live your principles. Don't just type them here.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Aw c’mon, it’s the Brits, they’re still in the middle of their month long Christmas/New Year holiday, they’ll have some news to report some time before Valentine’s Day.


12 posted on 01/04/2009 6:37:28 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: waterhill
Yeah, but, when I was twelve.... er... nevermind, this is Texas Baby!

Got my first real rifle at age nine - (8 miles from Texas).

13 posted on 01/04/2009 6:42:10 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: naturalman1975

last winter my then 12 year old son and his friend were out after dark playing in the church parking lot, around some snow banks, with their wooden homemade rifles and having a pretty good time using their imaginations...until a local cop stopped by and started talking to them, asking questions about their guns...it really freaked them out:)


14 posted on 01/04/2009 6:56:51 PM PST by annelizly
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To: KarinG1

Well, did the police give it back to him?

VietVet


15 posted on 01/04/2009 7:00:27 PM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet

let’s see now....I’m going to take my 12 year old son to see the queen and I allow him to take along his toy gun.......and when we get there, I allow him to take it out of the car......I don’t think so.......pathetic


16 posted on 01/04/2009 8:53:52 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but interested and informed)
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To: VietVet

Probable not, it was the first gun had seen and was going to use it himself.


17 posted on 01/05/2009 5:11:49 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
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To: PotatoHeadMick

18 posted on 01/05/2009 7:08:19 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: naturalman1975
Nice to see he doesn’t feel too old for toys, too. I’m seeing way too many kids his age who do.

Kids his age get their own computer and cell phone. When I was 12, I still wanted my own Super Soaker. Leave it to my parents to not let me have anything that resembled a gun "because I might misuse it."

19 posted on 01/05/2009 7:09:46 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: wastedyears

CPS 2500. Great water weapon.


20 posted on 01/05/2009 8:29:34 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

Hahaha


21 posted on 01/05/2009 8:32:26 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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