BBC report on "gunshot detectors"

4(T)

LE
"A review of the 22 injuries caused by guns in Birmingham's west and central areas between April 2011 and March 2012 reveals that the majority were the result of air-rifles and BB air guns."

So a company specialising in gunshot detectors for violent countries struggles to implement its system in a fnucked up country where the Police obsession is with airguns and airsoft guns...


Might as well add this hilarious coverage of the antiques guns "problem" from the Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2690874/Law-tightened-antique-guns-Loophole-allows-criminals-working-weapons-closed.html

On the upside, even Dail Mail readers are now commenting to the effect "WTF? Who robs banks with flintlock pistols?"...
 

Glad_its_all_over

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Book Reviewer
"Stand and deliver, else I discharge my pistol at you".
 
"A review of the 22 injuries caused by guns in Birmingham's west and central areas between April 2011 and March 2012 reveals that the majority were the result of air-rifles and BB air guns."

So a company specialising in gunshot detectors for violent countries struggles to implement its system in a fnucked up country where the Police obsession is with airguns and airsoft guns...


Might as well add this hilarious coverage of the antiques guns "problem" from the Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2690874/Law-tightened-antique-guns-Loophole-allows-criminals-working-weapons-closed.html

On the upside, even Dail Mail readers are now commenting to the effect "WTF? Who robs banks with flintlock pistols?"...

I liked:

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That's it will have to put old Betsy out to pasture. Time to hang the cape up ,the great north road will be safe from roosty the highwayman .."
 
I think the acronym OFFS! is in order.

A review of the 22 injuries caused by guns in Birmingham's west and central areas between April 2011 and March 2012 reveals that the majority were the result of air-rifles and BB air guns.
Yea those 177s do sting!
 
Would This be the same as the HFI pos?


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I particulary liked this quote:

"As a result, criminals in Britain often resort to other types of firearms, including ones that shoot pellets and electric stun guns."

So tasers are now firearms!
 
[QUOTE="4(T), post: 5862578, member: 5721]Who robs banks with flintlock pistols?"...[/QUOTE]

Dick Turpin?
 
So, the reason it didn't work in Birmingham was that they installed less than the required density of sensors. Not because the system doesn't work. That's akin to expecting the Global GPS system to work with only two satellites.

Doubtless, the system wouldn't work in London either. Not because it wouldn't detect shots but because it would over-represent certain areas of the capital. And that's discrimination.
 

PFGEN

GCM
They could be. Technically, I suppose. Depending on the legal definition of a firearm. For the purposes of the law in Ireland a crossbow is a firearm, a longbow is not.
That's it then, longbow for me. Always fancied the Robin Hood thing, prancing around in tights, robbing the rich and not giving to the poor. They can do their own effin' robbing.

I'd like to see somebody try a bank job with a taser. Taser the cashier then ask her to fill the bag while she's breakdancing on the floor.
 
They could be. Technically, I suppose. Depending on the legal definition of a firearm. For the purposes of the law in Ireland a crossbow is a firearm, a longbow is not.


You'd need a portable one really.
TASERS are classified as firearms under the 1968 act as they fall under S5b

"any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing;"
 
I think though that what was meant were the handheld zappy things that you have to touch someone with. As these are readily available in euroland, or even easily buildable for less than a fiver.
 
TASERS are classified as firearms under the 1968 act as they fall under S5b

"any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing;"
This covers prohibited weapons under the firearms act, the definition below states that:

Legal definition:

57 Interpretation.E+W+S
(1)In this Act, the expression “firearm” means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and includes—
(a)any prohibited weapon, whether it is such a lethal weapon as aforesaid or not; and
(b)any component part of such a lethal or prohibited weapon; and
(c)any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon;
and so much of section 1 of this Act as excludes any description of firearm from the category of firearms to which that section applies shall be construed as also excluding component parts of, and accessories to, firearms of that description.

This is quite ambiguous with the use of the words “and includes” (….be discharged and includes….). This implies that the items must have barrel, be prohibited and can be lethal or not.

It should read (….be discharged and also…..)
 
This covers prohibited weapons under the firearms act, the definition below states that:

Legal definition:

57 Interpretation.E+W+S
(1)In this Act, the expression “firearm” means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and includes—
(a)any prohibited weapon, whether it is such a lethal weapon as aforesaid or not; and
(b)any component part of such a lethal or prohibited weapon; and
(c)any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon;
and so much of section 1 of this Act as excludes any description of firearm from the category of firearms to which that section applies shall be construed as also excluding component parts of, and accessories to, firearms of that description.

This is quite ambiguous with the use of the words “and includes” (….be discharged and includes….). This implies that the items must have barrel, be prohibited and can be lethal or not.

It should read (….be discharged and also…..)
You know better than to expect any sense in firearms legislation! :)
 

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