Smuggling weapons into UK

#4
I notice he wasn't caught by Airport security, but because one of the weapons turned up on the streets and was traced to him though the gunshop he purchased them from.
 
#5
I notice he wasn't caught by Airport security, but because one of the weapons turned up on the streets and was traced to him though the gunshop he purchased them from.
He should have bought them at a gun fair - no paperwork.
 
#7
This has been going on for bloody years and this chap is just the tip of the iceberg. It relies on the fact that the US don't give a toss what leaves their shores, as they concentrate on what comes in only. Foreign Border Controls falsely believe that the US are carrying out better screening. It's a bloody joke.
 
#8
This has been going on for bloody years and this chap is just the tip of the iceberg. It relies on the fact that the US don't give a toss what leaves their shores, as they concentrate on what comes in only. Foreign Border Controls falsely believe that the US are carrying out better screening. It's a bloody joke.
I'd be more inclined to blame it on piss-poor controls at this end. After all, why should the US homeland security care about drive-by shootings in Manchester, shouldn't that be something that the UK should be screening for?
 
#9
apprantly was caught at stateside secuirty talked his way out of it claiming they were "samples"
but then they let walmart sell guns !
imagine if asda sold guns or customers at asda were armed.
would make crab air types being armed seem safe
 
#10
This has been going on for bloody years and this chap is just the tip of the iceberg. It relies on the fact that the US don't give a toss what leaves their shores, as they concentrate on what comes in only. Foreign Border Controls falsely believe that the US are carrying out better screening. It's a bloody joke.
I agree. My wife is Mexican and it is well known there that most of the cartels' weapons are bought in the USA and sent over with no effort at control by the authorities in Texas. The Americans are concerned about the coke going in, but the firearms going out doesn't seem to concern them very much.
 
#11
#14
5 grand a piece on the black market? I mean I understand that it is an illegal fire arm but that's a hell of a mark up

Bloody hell where is the UK going when a pistol is in such demand that 5 grand is considered a good price, or would this be a newspaper exaggeration.
 
#15
5 grand a piece on the black market? I mean I understand that it is an illegal fire arm but that's a hell of a mark up

Bloody hell where is the UK going when a pistol is in such demand that 5 grand is considered a good price, or would this be a newspaper exaggeration.
I suspect you've answered your own question
 
#16
I agree. My wife is Mexican and it is well known there that most of the cartels' weapons are bought in the USA and sent over with no effort at control by the authorities in Texas. The Americans are concerned about the coke going in, but the firearms going out doesn't seem to concern them very much.
Counting Mexico’s Guns | FactCheck.org

Russian PS-1 Sound Suppressors, South African (Denel mfr. 40mm HE), South Korean K400 Grenades, R4/Galil's, arent typical stuff in Texas
 
#17
So where do the majority of illegal firearms in the UK arrive from?

It cant be the USA can it?

I heard anecdotal rumours that the Baltic states have a shed load of small arms in circulation from the second world war and the Balkan conflicts dumped a load onto the black market but I assume (a dangerous thing to do I know) these are all mostly long weapons .

I have not read of to many manc gangsters toting AKs

just how bad is the problem if you can get handguns stripped down on a trans Atlantic flight how much comes through Dover?
 

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#18
Buying an illegal gun is soooo last year.

Nowday's they simply leave a (suprisingly small) cash deposit with their friendly neighbourhood gun dealer, and then "rent" the gun for the night. If they use it, they simply loose their deposit. That saves the gun dealer having to get rid of the now damaged goods. After all, he doesn't want a used shooter in his posession does he. All very efficient.
 
#20
I'll have to contact a friend in the states then, I've always fanced a Springfield Armoury X D . Had to seperate the X and D, damn smileys.
 

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