HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Justice & Public Safety » Gun Control & RKBA (Group) » "Reasonable" eu...

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 01:20 AM

 

"Reasonable" european gun control.

As Paris and Brussels reel, London’s Met Police say: Hand over your BB guns

The Metropolitan Police have launched a two week gun surrender, urging members of the public to hand in lawfully owned ” imitation weapons, BB guns and air weapons”.

Coming on the heels of the EU gun ban proposals, the recent attack on Paris and the seemingly thwarted attack on Brussels, demanding that innocent people hand over lawfully owned toys is a pathetic response.

The Met insists that people handing over firearms (or, indeed, children’s plastic toys, which if coloured black or grey now fall under the classification ‘realistic imitation firearm’) “may not face prosecution for illegal possession and can remain anonymous”, though immediately continues its statement by saying “some weapons [will be] forensically checked for evidence”.


The term ‘surrender’ is used in order to allow police to mount prosecutions against people who hand in firearms or toys. Previously such initiatives were labelled ‘amnesties’, which UK Shooting News understands implied immunity from prosecution.

Detective Superintendent Stephen Clayman of the Trident and Area Crime Command said, in a canned press release: “We are asking Londoners to hand in firearms and imitation weapons to avoid them falling into the wrong hands. In an inappropriate setting, imitation weapons will cause fear and panic, and could lead to a police response involving the deployment of armed police officers, with potentially tragic results.”

https://ukshootingnews.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/as-paris-and-brussels-reel-londons-met-police-say-hand-over-your-bb-guns/



Oh look: "fear fear fear".

3 replies, 1457 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply "Reasonable" european gun control. (Original post)
beevul Nov 2015 OP
ileus Nov 2015 #1
Brickbat Nov 2015 #2
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2015 #3

Response to beevul (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 05:40 AM

1. Don't our regressive friends always talk about how they want Europeein' style control?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to beevul (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 07:54 AM

2. "...imitation weapons will cause fear and panic, and could lead to a police response involving the

deployment of armed police officers, with potentially tragic results.”

Oof.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to beevul (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 08:45 AM

3. OK, wait...

...they said:
"We are asking Londoners to hand in firearms and imitation weapons to avoid them falling into the wrong hands. In an inappropriate setting, imitation weapons will cause fear and panic, and could lead to a police response involving the deployment of armed police officers, with potentially tragic results."


Which translates to: Since our cops are unarmed, unfamiliar with and unable to engage in armed conflict, they may call for the armed caps who, not being used to seeing someone OC a BB gun, might shoot and kill that person.

Have the Brits started attending American police training?
Is there some new excessive force competition?

On the plus side Detective Clayman's display of erudition and use of low key terminology is rather, well, British.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread