Skip to comments.Cost of shotgun and firearm licences must rise say police chiefs (UK)
Posted on 07/29/2013 2:44:54 PM PDT by Stoat
Fees have not risen for more than a decade and there is a shortfall of £19 million each year for police forces to process certificates.
Chief Constable Andy Marsh, the associations spokesman on firearms licensing, also called on the Treasury to plug the financial hole.
Sporting gun users immediately said they feared the move was a backdoor attempt to cut the number of gun owners in the country.
A five-year firearms or shotgun certificate currently costs £50, yet police forces estimate they cost around £200 each to process the paperwork and ensure the guns are being stored safely.
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|200.00 GBP||=||306.832 USD|
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|1 GBP = 1.53416 USD||1 USD = 0.651822 GBP|
Next time, they'll discover that "ensuring the guns are stored safely" involves monthly, then weekly physical searches of the gun owner's home or the gun club by a SWAT team carrying fully-automatic weapons. This costs $20,000. per visit
But you're still more than welcome to own a shotgun....OF COURSE they'd never try to prevent you from having one.
The Brits sure love their bureaucracies.
Sadly, there is a breathtakingly large number of people here in the USA who feel the same way as the most hard-Left British Socialists. As the destruction of public education continues and the intentional re-writing of history coupled with biased, ideologically-driven “news” reporting, it will only get worse. In many ways, we can look “across the Pond” to see America’s future.... a future that we will be doomed to experience if we don’t pro-actively stop it from happening.
they have no rights to such weapons. parliament can reverse that anytime it wants.
Agreed, and there are MANY politicians and uninformed, frightened and weak people who would dearly love to have a similar state of affairs here in the USA.
Nothing terrifies the Left more than an informed and strong public.
£200 to process the paperwork? What are they using, gold leaf on vellum?