I had no idea the penalties were so severe. It’s legal to own an air rifle in the UK, and that .22 is not much more powerful than many air guns.
Yeah, but this rifle HAD A SCOPE ATTACHED!!!11!!!!!1!1
I have several .22lf. Not much more than a pellet gun. I even keep one on the porch in the summer just to shoot squrriels in the garden. To think that there are human beings in other countries that are being controlled this much that a. 22lr justifies the ruling class taking as much as 16 years of your life is sickening.
Yes, some air rifles are legal in the UK. However there are strictly enforced limits on the power of even the air rifles. It really is pretty low so that what is considered the low end rifle in the US is just barely legal in the UK. The rig described is simply a modest small game/squirrel/garden pest eliminator.
Five year mandatory sentence for simple possession of unlicensed firearms. Far more than they give to rapists and arsonists.