Peter Laidler Doing Porridge

So it seems that nicking gats and bits of gats from Warminster will get you a nice little free holiday courtesy of HM Prison Services...


What's interesting though is that they didn't apply the usual 5 years minimum for illegal firearms possession.
 

ugly

LE
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So it seems that nicking gats and bits of gats from Warminster will get you a nice little free holiday courtesy of HM Prison Services...


What's interesting though is that they didn't apply the usual 5 years minimum for illegal firearms possession.
I did point this out in the other thread about two weeks ago! Riding roughshod over absolute in the law!
 
He hung them up in his garage...

Hardly trying to hide them - or keep them secure!
 
Looks a right wee cvnt. The sort you would like to put into stocks in the town square over a weekend and let the public belt his pug face with rotten everything, plus some ice-buckets & dog shit.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
Looks a right wee cvnt. The sort you would like to put into stocks in the town square over a weekend and let the public belt his pug face with rotten everything, plus some ice-buckets & dog shit.
Oddly enough revered by the yanks
 
I did point this out in the other thread about two weeks ago! Riding roughshod over absolute in the law!
Oh, sorry, forgot you posted it there :)
 

WALT

War Hero
What's interesting though is that they didn't apply the usual 5 years minimum for illegal firearms possession.
I find this even more surprising:-

"Ministry of Defence (MoD) police officer Roger Smith, 61, of Emsworth, Hampshire, was previously convicted of handling a stolen firearm in relation to the case.
He was given a 12-month community order, including 200 hours of unpaid work, after an SA80 assault rifle - the Army's standard issue automatic rifle - was found at his home."

I noticed from the photo that one of the SA80s was a DP. Is it at all possible that none of the firearms were viable? But not proofed as such, obviously. I mean, it's not like the authorities and media exaggerate weapon seizures for effect.............
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
Obviously had no taste, no mention in the article concerning that rifle.

He deserved five years just for overlooking that.
 

Mufulira

Old-Salt
I did point this out in the other thread about two weeks ago! Riding roughshod over absolute in the law!
Over this side of the pond, Peter was regarded as an all-knowing expert on anything relating to HM Forces weapons, such a let-down to his fans!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
Over this side of the pond, Peter was regarded as an all-knowing expert on anything relating to HM Forces weapons, such a let-down to his fans!
Seen as a god amongst the Enfield collectors
I wonder how many long held truths will be challenged?
 

4(T)

LE
Seen as a god amongst the Enfield collectors
I wonder how many long held truths will be challenged?
I think that those in a position to challenge certain "truths" found it politic to withdraw from posting on the specialist collectors' forums.
 
WFR posted to Warminster again?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
I think that those in a position to challenge certain "truths" found it politic to withdraw from posting on the specialist collectors' forums.
To be honest I didn’t meet him or even converse online and none of his stuff seemed particularly controversial
 
I think that those in a position to challenge certain "truths" found it politic to withdraw from posting on the specialist collectors' forums.
When looking up certain armourer-type things, I sometimes fall upon his stuff. Some of it does indeed cause me to raise an eyebrow...
 

Mufulira

Old-Salt
When looking up certain armourer-type things, I sometimes fall upon his stuff. Some of it does indeed cause me to raise an eyebrow...
3 years porridge for 'borrowing' an SA 80 - surely some remission for that event - it's not like it was a national treasure!
 
So it seems that nicking gats and bits of gats from Warminster will get you a nice little free holiday courtesy of HM Prison Services...


What's interesting though is that they didn't apply the usual 5 years minimum for illegal firearms possession.
Weren’t those L96s supposed to be at the bottom of the North Sea? Hanging in his garage is not exactly ‘putting them beyond use’. Unless your name is de Chatelaine of course.
 
He was found guilty of four thefts after two trials at Winchester Crown Court. He also admitted possessing a prohibited high-powered pistol.
Now I wonder if the Browning was described in court documents as a “Hi-Power”?
 

TamH70

MIA
Looking at the Daily Mail article on the person in question, and its lack of knowledge of anything military strikes again:


Fourth gun-porn piccy down is one of a L98A1, clearly identifiable to my eyes as such by its lack of gas parts, and the horrible sticky-out cocking handle (plus the white painted alphanumerical designation on the hand-guard)- though unlike the ones I used when I were but a cadet, that rifle has a flash-hider fitted. Therefore that rifle isn't a "standard issue automatic rifle" but a bolt-action rifle, in theory anyway, if you can stop the thing jamming with live rounds and empty cartridge cases stuck in the chamber.

IMHO anyone daft enough to steal one of those things deserves to spend time in chokey.

Oddly enough revered by the yanks
You may be right on that one, old bean. I had a look on Laidler's Amazon.com author's page, and they want over three hundred dollars for each of his books.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
You may be right on that one, old bean. I had a look on Laidler's Amazon.com author's page, and they want over three hundred dollars for each of his books
I’m surprised he didn’t use the paedo defence of only for research
 

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