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manchestercop said:
Firearms

ARRSE is a UK based website and as such no firearm can be listed on this board. Firearms include all component parts of a firearm, sporting, collectible, curio & relic, signalling pistols, and antique firearms, regardless of their capability to fire a shot. Any item that is designed to discharge any shot, bullet or other missile is covered by this ban, regardless of that item's present ability to fire. Replica or imitation firearms are also prohibited. Weapons which discharge noxious substances, liquids or gas, including tear gas or pepper spray dispensers, are also prohibited in the UK and on ARRSE.
 
#3
Just to inform you the only gas that is controlled under the firearms acts is CS Spray. Both pepper and tear gas are not, however they are covered by the offensive weapons acts.
 
#4
drilller said:
Just to inform you the only gas that is controlled under the firearms acts is CS Spray. Both pepper and tear gas are not, however they are covered by the offensive weapons acts.
Cheers, i'll be sure to call you next time i need advice.
 

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#7
drilller said:
Just to inform you the only gas that is controlled under the firearms acts is CS Spray. Both pepper and tear gas are not, however they are covered by the offensive weapons acts.
Don't know who told you that Driller, but you should beat him around the head with something cheap & heavy.


The Home Office said:
Firearms Law
Guidance to the Police
2002

Chapter 3
Prohibited Weapons and Ammunition

Page 9

Definitions
3.2 Section 5 of the 1968 Act, as modified by the Transfer of Functions (Prohibited Weapons) Order 1968 and amended by the 1988 Act, the 1992 Regulations and the 1997 Acts makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell, transfer, purchase acquire or possess, without the authority of the Secretary of State, any prohibited weapon or ammunition. Those weapons and ammunition which are prohibited consist of:

...

vii) Any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing. (Section 5(1)(b));
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/docs/policeguide.pdf

So Capsicum or any other noxious fluid is covered.
Of course you could always try getting nicked for carrying/using a pepper spray and see if the case is thrown out of court...
 

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