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2,488 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by sheady

Is the ban on carrying replica guns in the UK a knee jerk reaction to rising gun crimes on our streets?
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18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/10/03 - 1:25:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes, but it is also a good thing
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/10/03 - 5:25:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think we're at risk of panicking, rushing into legislation and not tackling the issues behind gun crime. Thus, it's entirely likely that this won't do anything to stop the rising gun crime figures.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/10/03 - 6:16:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Since handguns were banned 5 years ago gun crime in Britain has risen dramatically. How much of a factor the increase in supply of illegal guns has to do with this is open to speculation. Neverless guns that were in privale ownership with or without licieces will have been disposed of through the underground market rather than being surrendered to the authorities.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/10/03 - 8:08:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
ya sure.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/10/03 - 8:12:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
yea
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 1/12/03 - 11:15:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Seems like everything they do over there is knee-jerk.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 1/12/03 - 11:27:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
As opposed the the US, who've never done anything at all knee-jerk ever :)
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 3/12/03 - 10:14:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
if you were a bobby you wouldn't have a gun to shot someone with. They are 'supposed' to go unarmed.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 3/12/03 - 10:16:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
what kind of idiot carries a replica gun around the city?
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 3/12/03 - 10:23:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Guer: the kind of idiot who thinks since it's not real, you can't get into trouble for having it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/23/04 - 3:39:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always thought that was a really stupid loophole. I own a replica gun, but you'd have to be a real twit to take it round town with you.

CzarNicky, yes, our police on the beat are unarmed, but if you carry a replica gun around the streets, they'll call up an armed response unit and you'll most likely end up just as full of holes anyway.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/23/04 - 3:41:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Like that guy in Brixton that was killed for carrying a gun shaped cigarette lighter.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/23/04 - 3:42:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
That was just playing with fire.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/23/04 - 4:09:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
he got his fingers burnt bigtime....
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/23/04 - 4:26:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
There's no smoke without fire....
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/23/04 - 4:31:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Honestly officer it's not a real pun.



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