UK ban on reloading


June 18, 2005, 11:18 AM
According to the article the sale of ammunition is quite restricted. An officer was shot with reloaded ammo, and they are going to restrict either components or presses, I'm not sure which.

Story here:

Wow, once they outlaw assults it will be a very safe place. :rolleyes:

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June 18, 2005, 11:45 AM
Just another Feel good" from the Britlibs. They got what they wanted, now they have to live with it!!!

Livin in Texas

June 18, 2005, 12:31 PM
Link not working.
Can you post the article?

June 18, 2005, 12:38 PM
Here you go (



Standing Wolf
June 18, 2005, 02:22 PM
Ms Blears said: "That incident was absolutely tragic. These provisions are part of our campaign to make it increasingly difficult for anybody to be able to convert weapons and fire live ammunition.
"It's part of our efforts to bear down as much as we can and make it as difficult as it can be to be able to get and use firearms...

Sometimes, the forces of evil are astonishingly frank.

June 18, 2005, 03:03 PM
Wait, you mean to tell me that if you ban guns, people can still make them?


And they'd have to probably restrict the powder or primers. Presses are already out there, bullets can be cast. Cases can obviously be reloaded, so that leaves powder and primers.

June 18, 2005, 08:33 PM
I'm going to laugh my head off when Brits rediscover (in order) caplocks, flintlocks, wheellocks, and matchlocks. Firearms: just a trip to Lowe's away!

June 18, 2005, 09:48 PM
just a trip to Lowe's away!

In England, they have B&Q. (Which I think is involved with Home Depot in some way, like ASDA over there is Wal-Mart.)

Anyway, B&Q's slogan is: You can do it when you B&Q it.

Maybe that can change to: You can do it when you AOW it! :evil:

June 18, 2005, 09:49 PM
Table top mills will be outlawed soon.....

June 18, 2005, 10:32 PM
As a result of Mrs Eaton's campaign, and after the Yorkshire Post found a Dillon RL550 for sale on eBay, Mr Wood wrote to the Internet auction site to express his concerns about re-loaders being available to buy online.
eBay responded by withdrawing them from sale.

The last time I checked, eBay was still auctioning reloading machines. So who's lying here - eBay or the writer of this story?

June 18, 2005, 10:46 PM
Coming to the USA soon from a legislature near you.

June 18, 2005, 11:09 PM
I believe that eBay has different sites for different countries.

June 18, 2005, 11:19 PM
If this is true, I guess I'd hardly feel surprise - the way things have gone and are going.

My poor ol' buddies from way back - who after loosing all handguns, could only enjoy club shooting with lever actions - have depended on reloading for economy and fine tuning - if that is restricted then it's about all over.

Tho I guess folks who have the gear may be OK - IF (big IF) they can eventually still obtain the consumables. Oh my - punish the innocent for the transgressions of the relatively few - it saddens me beyond belief. I rather hope this is not going to be fact of course but ............ :o

June 18, 2005, 11:49 PM
When is evolutionary pressure going to kick in over there? They just need to get the right structural engineering major and chemistry major to share a dorm room. Then we could have a practical homemade caseless cartridge and tinfoil (hat) origami firearm.

They just need to crack down a little harder, so we can see something really interesting emerge.

Art Eatman
June 19, 2005, 12:37 AM
Fanatic: One who, having lost sight of his objective, redoubles his efforts.

I thought the (ostensible) objective was to reduce crime and promote safety.

With a certain amount of care and a tad of skill, one can rebuild a primer using a high school chem lab compound. (I ain't tellin', in public.) Then, as is well known, one can acquire sulfur, charcoal and potassium nitrate and make black powder.

Next thing ya know, the Brits will put serial numbers on wheel weights!

:), Art

June 19, 2005, 12:58 AM
deadly bullet-making machines

Fear mongering at its finest. I wonder how long till Agricola comes along to explain the inherent wisdom in all this.

June 19, 2005, 01:11 AM
Agricola will be along shortly. He's currently having a bit of a disagreement with a direct descendent of Genghis Khan bent on knocking down his house. He should be here in a bit to do a search for his user name and defend the latest madness from is island, provided the world doesn’t end first.


June 19, 2005, 09:06 AM
I believe that eBay has different sites for different countries.

You're right! I wouldn't have believed it, I went to the eBay .uk section, and the reloading supplies are a joke. I almost laughed, until I realized what it really meant. Those poor Brits. What is their government thinking?

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