Another petition - Prevent the prohibition of Air Weapons on Private Land for those Under 18

Joshua Slocum

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#2
signed
even though I dont like guns, I cannot see what this can achieve other than to alienate a large part of the farming community, and teaching youngsters to be responsible with weapons stops them getting stupid later on
my father taught me to drive at an early age, so when the local kids tried to impress me with a nicked car and offered me a ride, I told them to sod off already driven a car properly
 
#3
its the only way to stop the tide of human filth that is stabbing and shooting each other in our 'communitys'. signed but with very low expectations.
 
#4
Signed. This is another piece of foolishness.
 
#7
Signed. Why is this legislation necessary? The police are already in a position where they say they are too stretched to investigate "minor" crime. Such a law would mean that they would have even less time to do so. A cynic might say that by introducing such a law, the police could then claim a higher success rate of "firearm" offences.
 
#9
Interesting to see that most of the dark red (higher no of signatures) constituencies are all conservative, while one of them (Westmorland) is Lib Dem.

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#10
Signed
I can't believe the utter stupidity in bringing this Bill in. Living in the country as I do and sometimes battling to reduce the rat population from coming in from the fields an air rifle is an essential tool.

My son was taught how to use an air rifle safely and then to kill rats and his children will continue that skill - who knows, one of them may end up shooting clays for England one day.
 
#11
Signed, typical of our pathetic "pc" society & establishment who are up in arms over legitimate country pursuits and yet seem unconcerned that knife & (illegally held) gun crime are at an all time high :-(
 
#12
Signed it as well, what a stupid idea.
 
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#14
Signed.
While, it's still allowed.
 
#15
Interesting to see that most of the dark red (higher no of signatures) constituencies are all conservative, while one of them (Westmorland) is Lib Dem.

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Taunton Deane doesn't seem to be pulling its weight, despite being a rural constituency with lots of livestock farms (i.e. lots of hay and straw stockpiled for rats to flock to). Then again, news doesn't travel very fast around here.
 
#17
It occurs that there is already ample legislation - Firearms Act, Violent Crime Reduction Act, etc. - to more than effectively control things. Introducing even more legislation is fine but you need to people to enforce and uphold it. If there were sufficient resources to police the law then the Firearms Act would almost certainly continue to be adequate, without the need for the post-Dunblane knee-jerking.

It's already illegal to possess a firearm without a licence or go about with an air weapon without meeting specified criteria and having a reasonable excuse. Ditto blades and punching people. Yet our media is full of reports of another stabbing, shooting or fatal beating on a near-daily basis. Mainly because our cities are full of these things whilst being conspicuously devoid of the long arm of the law.

Yet apparently there is no correlation, according to our arsewhile prime minister and her government.
 
#18
It occurs that there is already ample legislation - Firearms Act, Violent Crime Reduction Act, etc. - to more than effectively control things. Introducing even more legislation is fine but you need to people to enforce and uphold it. If there were sufficient resources to police the law then the Firearms Act would almost certainly continue to be adequate, without the need for the post-Dunblane knee-jerking.

It's already illegal to possess a firearm without a licence or go about with an air weapon without meeting specified criteria and having a reasonable excuse. Ditto blades and punching people. Yet our media is full of reports of another stabbing, shooting or fatal beating on a near-daily basis. Mainly because our cities are full of these things whilst being conspicuously devoid of the long arm of the law.

Yet apparently there is no correlation, according to our arsewhile prime minister and her government.


It depends whether you think legislation like this is genuinely intended to provide additional necessary public protection, or if (optional tinfoil hat on) perhaps it is part of a wider strategy aimed at reducing and then eliminating shooting sports themselves.


I must admit, I don't even need the tinfoil to believe the latter motivation.
 
#19
Handling airguns on our land aged 8-12 has been a critical element of both of my boys (now ages 24 and 30)learning safe handling drills. Signed and shared.
 

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