Telegraph New Law Competition: repeal of the handgun ban

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by .338lapua_magnum, May 25, 2013.

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  1. Seems that handguns are winning at the moment!
  2. I doubt it would get a first reading.
  3. Not just winning by a small margin either.
  4. The handgun ban will never be repealed - period.
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  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I think that they mean the handgun law should be repealed for SAS snipers only!
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  6. As far as I can make out from the various walt threads, that's hardly a minority group.
  7. 84% to repeal hand gun ban.

    But there is nothing to stop you voting more than once.
  8. More to the point 84% of people interested in handguns want the handgun ban repealed.
    Quelle surprise!
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  9. Not so different then to those who have pushed other policies, for example climate change in a given direction.
  10. In 97 when they were still debating a possible hand gun ban, a TV magazine show held a vote on whether there should be a ban or not.

    Funnily enough the results were a massive landslide against the ban.

    As the results didn’t coincide with the programme’s slant it just dismissed it saying that it was obvious that a load of gun supported had voted and skewed the figures!
  11. Nor any other firearm/weapon related ban.

    And the people for whom it matters are a minority so tiny that it's entirely safe to ignore them completely (from a political perspective).
  12. Unfortunately BB you are absolutely correct. However it brings to mind Pastor Martin Niemöllers poem:
    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionist,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for the Catholics,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.