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Old Age Pensioner [OAP] admits gun charges
cambridge-news.co.uk ^ | 27 Jan 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 01/29/2012 3:50:44 PM PST by smokingfrog

A pensioner could be sent to prison after admitting illegally possessing guns and ammunition.

Percy Hermitage, of Mead Court, Cannons Mead, Stansted, pleaded guilty to possessing an automatic-loading pistol with a barrel of less than 30 centimetres; a Saxby and Palmer .177 self-contained gas cartridge air pistol and a .22 double action revolver, without authority.

The 85-year-old further admitted possessing a Victor .22 calibre rifle, two .22 calibre rounds of ammunition, as well as a hollow-point bullet without permission.

Hermitage claimed to have had the weapons since the 1960s and although the offences attract a minimum five-year prison term, the court is set to hear submissions from his lawyers that there are “exceptional circumstances” which would encourage the judge to pass a lesser sentence.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; injustice; ukgunlaw; ungland
Insanity! Does anyone believe that an 85 year old man is going to go on a killing spree with an air rifle?
1 posted on 01/29/2012 3:50:59 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Oh, yeah?! Well, why else would he have THREE entire rounds of ammo?! That’s triple what the Deputy Sheriff of Mayberry, NC gets!


2 posted on 01/29/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: smokingfrog

The horror!! He had TWO rounds of .22 cal.

Unreal.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 3:55:02 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: smokingfrog

They need to get this dangerous bastard off the streets. /s


4 posted on 01/29/2012 3:56:19 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: smokingfrog
177 self-contained gas cartridge air pistol

Hey, he could put out an eye with that thing.

5 posted on 01/29/2012 3:57:45 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: smokingfrog
Holy crap.
That's effing ridiculous!!!!
Based on his age, I'm betting that the old bugger was in uniform during WW2 to keep those arresting him from having to speak German...
6 posted on 01/29/2012 3:58:57 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m afraid the Brits have fallen to the progressives and socialists. This confirms it.
The man is 85 years old, fer cryin’ out loud... And, with all that armament he was in no danger of fomenting a revolution.
The Brits have gone positively lunatic.


7 posted on 01/29/2012 4:02:51 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: umgud

Right, clearly a desperate character who must be locked up for the good of society. Also a whole hell of a lot easier to arrest than the Islamist terrorists, home invasion thugs, drunken rioting mobs, muggers, rapists and child molestors who infest the rest of their benighted island.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 4:06:07 PM PST by Argus
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To: davetex

...don’t forget that hollow point bullet he had without permission.

Book him Dan-O!


9 posted on 01/29/2012 4:12:36 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Riodacat

Somebody should invade England now and maybe teach them how to speak English :-)


10 posted on 01/29/2012 4:12:59 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: smokingfrog
Any government that treats petty malum prohibitum crimes more harshly than it treats grievous malum in se crimes deserves to die an ignominious death.

And sooner, rather than later.

11 posted on 01/29/2012 4:15:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: smokingfrog

Ungland...


12 posted on 01/29/2012 4:16:09 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smokingfrog

At 85 this poor old gent is no doubt a WW2 veteran. So this is what he gets. Saves the Empire just to have himself facing jail. England sucks.


13 posted on 01/29/2012 4:17:45 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: smokingfrog
A possible killing spree is not the issue the 85 year old relatively innocent man will be punished to provide an example to others. The technical philosophical term is “telishment” if I remember correctly. Such punishments are necessary to a tyranny. Keeps the little lambs quiet for the fleecings.
14 posted on 01/29/2012 4:18:01 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: smokingfrog

“The 85-year-old further admitted possessing a Victor .22 calibre rifle, two .22 calibre rounds of ammunition, as well as a hollow-point bullet without permission”

This would be like being charged with drug possesion for
having a half bottle of baby asprin.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 4:18:06 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: smokingfrog

Good thing he wasn’t living in our nations capitol.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 4:32:24 PM PST by Random Access
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To: smokingfrog
They are so tough in Britain they can apparently be expected to defend themselves with only a teacup.
17 posted on 01/29/2012 4:34:02 PM PST by dog breath
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To: smokingfrog
"Two .22 calibre rounds of ammunition, as well as a hollow-point bullet without permission"?

OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!

This is what happens when idiots are allowed to vote and hold office! They would love Bloomberg over there.

18 posted on 01/29/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: smokingfrog

Bobby killer ammo no doubt.

:)


19 posted on 01/29/2012 4:49:30 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’ve got far more than that rolling around under the seat of my car.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 5:02:29 PM PST by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: smokingfrog

Of course not. But, he must be made an example of, in order to condition and train the populace that they will be smacked down hard for any Offense Against The State. “Liberals” LOVE this kind of thing. They don’t hate guns, they hate YOU.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 5:02:47 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: smokingfrog

Judge David Turner, if he does anything other than toss this case, needs to be dragged into the street, stripped to his shorts, tarred and feathered, and ridden out of town on a rail.

Oh Wait! This is the ONCE PROUD BRITISH EMPIRE, WHERE ONCE BRITANNIA RULED THE WORLD AND NOW IDIOTS PREVAIL! So I expect Judge David Turner to teach this old knuckle dragger a right fitting lesson!

Mr. Percy Hermitage, veteran WWII, (all Brits alive at the time were veterans, even the civilians who stood firm against the daily bombings) when BRITS HAD BALLS, I am sorry for your plight.

But don’t you know, those damn air rifles of yours could start a crime wave!

OH WAIT! The muzzies already have your crime wave RIGHT EFFIN HERE! (grabbin crotch NJ style) With REAL effin guns! But we won’t be bigoted, prejudiced, extremists and point that inconvenient little fact out! /s>

Mr. Percy Hermitage, God bless you. You are so polite, so proper, you ratted your own self out.

A true, proper English gentleman.

(I hated writing this post.)


22 posted on 01/29/2012 5:27:05 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ((According to muzslimes, my handle is a hate crime.))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Uh Sure

What you said!


23 posted on 01/29/2012 5:33:01 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: smokingfrog

2 rounds of .22, obviously a killer or terrorist.


24 posted on 01/29/2012 5:47:20 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: dog breath

One is not allowed to defend oneself with anything more than words spoken softly. And those words must not denigrate the target because of any characteristic of the target, such as race, religion, intelligence or motive. And say please.


25 posted on 01/29/2012 5:52:22 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: smokingfrog

England is now an embarasement. I’m so glad I can claim half my ancestry, the good half, from Poland.


26 posted on 01/29/2012 5:55:41 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: jmacusa

He would have been 18 in 1945. Possibly a veteran of WWII, possibly too young. Either way the arrest and charges are ridiculous.


27 posted on 01/29/2012 6:02:34 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: muir_redwoods

He would have been 18 in 1944, 19 in ‘45. Not too young by any stretch.


28 posted on 01/29/2012 6:07:16 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: smokingfrog

Obviously, socialism is a mental/physical disorder similar to mental/physical disorder of Progressives/Democrats caused by fecal backup impairing brain functions, commonly know as “sh!t for brains”.


29 posted on 01/29/2012 6:07:33 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: smokingfrog
Two whole rounds of .22lr? One of them had, gasp!, a hollow-point bullet!

And he faces 5 years?

What a flippin joke.

30 posted on 01/29/2012 6:15:34 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: smokingfrog

And I just got my Midway Arms sale flyer! Bullets by the thousands. Special price.

You ought to see the area they bulk pack in. Bullets arrive in heavy cardboard kegs on pallets and they have machines that pack them in whatever quantities the SKU calls for, 500, 1000 in a nice plastic storage box. They have a pickup door so locals don’t have to pay shipping. WhooHoo!

Poor Brits. Much further down the Road to Serfdom than are we.


31 posted on 01/29/2012 6:57:41 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: jmacusa

“by any stretch”? The war was winding down. He might have been only 18 in 1945. It doesn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination to think he might have been too young. That’s all I said, “ might have been too young”. Sheesh!


32 posted on 01/30/2012 1:47:47 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: smokingfrog

The judge will not jail him, there would a public outcry, the fact that he is out on bail and the judge called for reports means he will get a fine or suspended sentence.


33 posted on 01/30/2012 5:09:51 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: jmacusa; PubliusMM

The law is the law, that is the problem. He owned weapons illegal by English law, that cant be avoided. Like you, I have no problem with him owning them, but the law is what it is today. His age, at least as the offence and charging of the offence, is irrelevant.

As an old man, he will get a fine, a slap on the wrist and the weapons taken off him.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 5:12:58 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Well, it won’t be Americans.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 5:13:38 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: 6SJ7

Not its not.

You get idiotic stories anywhere.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 5:15:36 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

I hope you’re right.


37 posted on 01/30/2012 6:32:54 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: the scotsman
And them he will be reduced to defending himself with whatever improvised weapons on hand, at 85 years old.

Hopefully, whatever assailants he encounters in the future will only rough him up a bit, and only steal meaningless "stuff" that's not worth making a fuss over, like his dignity and peace of mind.

I don't recognize "laws" that violate one's natural rights.

38 posted on 01/30/2012 7:59:29 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: muir_redwoods

Sorry ‘’muir’’, didn’t mean to sound peevish. As a point of fact though the war was not quite ‘’winding down’’ in 1945. Not really until the end of April anyway. The first three and a half months of ‘45 saw the Royal Army having quite a fight against the remnants of the German Army as it retreated back through Holland and into northern Germany. The young man at 18 or 19 would have seen plenty of combat.


39 posted on 01/30/2012 8:01:32 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Well, to stay on point, if the fellow had served, the story probably would have identified him as an 85 year-old veteran rather than an 85 year-old pensioner. All of our surmising is just that.


40 posted on 01/31/2012 2:23:10 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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