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British man's guns seized

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by papercut, May 30, 2004.

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  1. papercut

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/3760075.stm

    Haven't found anything that says how many guns there were, but I think it's safe to say that the judges on the 5th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals are likely to have more than this guy did....! :D

    And for those who don't get the joke, it's related to a remark that one of the judges said to the federal prosicutor in the U.S. v. Emerson case.
     
  2. Feanaro

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    Well gee, thanks. We needed to know that a SEVENTY FOUR YEAR OLD wasn't planning any terrorist activities with his EVIL FIREARMS! Because we all know firearm owners, especially seventy year old firearm owners, are likely to be terrorists.
     
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    Shooting, perhaps.
     
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    So what, were they just sorta passing through the guys bedroom and happened to look under the bed or something?
     
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    Nah..... You just know he pissed somebody off and they ratted him out...
     
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    This took place in England. There is NO fourth amendment there (no freedom either - at least not that an American would recognize). This gentleman is a decendent of those who LOST the War of American Independence.
     
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    I'd never thought of it that way. Thanks, eh?
     
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    Ok, I give up. Spent a half hour researching the case and have not found the quote this refers to. What is it?
     
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    It refers to a reported remark by one of the judges to the federal prosecutor, in which the judge said something to the effect of, 'between the three of us [the judges on the panel hearing the appeal], we have enough guns to start a war in a banana republic.'
     
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    Thanks, papercut. That's pretty funny.
     
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    Your welcome. The circumstances surrounding that are funnier than my reply makes it seem, because the judge (figuratively) slapped the federal prosecutor in the face when he said it.

    I wish I could find the docs I had from the case, then I could give you a better context for it. Maybe Jim March or someone else can get that info.
     
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    Oh dear (sad sigh) ..... poor ol' bugger ..... harmless as they come I'll wager ... who refused to hand stuff in when told. What a sad state of affairs.:(
     
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    http://www.saf.org/pub/rkba/news/EmersonOralArguments.htm
     
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    I thought owning guns and even ammunition was a "criminal activity" in itself there?
     
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    LOL!
    So the Judges can start a revolution. Big deal. My bet is that between all the members of THR we could finish a revolution. Which is exactly why we're different than Merry Olde.
     
  16. iapetus

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    Depends on the type of gun/ammo (and what permissions you have, etc).

    The UK government is currently thinking of reviewing our firearms laws. They've got a "consultation paper" containing some of their thoughts on the subject, which also includes some info on the current laws.

    There is some info on the laws here:


    http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/docs3/controls_on_firearms.pdf
     
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    Joab, thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for.
     
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    Probably a child or grandchild who was freaked out that their father/grandfather had some of those evil guns, I'd bet.
     
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    Or an Englishman (of the younger variety) who has now been subjected to enough brainwashing, that he really believed he was doing what's right. Surely the government knows what's best for them.

    There must be people there that were alive when the British helped turn back Germany in the Battle of Britain, who must wonder "What's become of my country?" :mad:
     
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    The way the UK is going, it wouldn't surprise me all that much if the "chemicals" included things like dihydrogen monoxide, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, cream of tartar, sodium aluminum sulfate, primary calcium phosphate, ethyl alcohol, ammonium nitrate, and dilute acetic acid.

    (water, salt, baking soda, baking powder, booze, fertilizer, and vinegar.)
     
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    OMG! Do you know what happens when Baking Soda and Vinegar are mixed?:eek:

    Lock him up!!!!!!!!!!!:p
     
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