Where can I hire or borrow an imitation or deac pistol?

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'm going to a unit fancy dress party with American theme. I'd like to borrow or hire an imitation or deac modern pistol or revolver and associated holster.

    I'm in Birmingham if anyone knows of anywhere.
     
  2. I would imagine Birmingham is full of imitation or genuine firearms. I very much doubt they're deactivated though. All you've got to do is find your local gang of Yardies.

    Failing that, Nottingham is just down the road.

    FBG

    Mong spelling and grammar.
     
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    The VCRA put paid to the imitation and blank firer trade unless you want it in orange or have a special license. You are better off getting a childs cap firing cowboy gun and keeping it under wraps until you are in the party.
    West Mids armed response love shooting at people as I'm sure they are in competition with the met. Thats actually unfair as they prefer tasers, more fun and less paperwork (them brummies cant write you know).
     
  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Surely you could simply go as Captain Mainwaring and stuff your holster with newspaper as that gentleman did in times of need?
     
  5. Do what Hampshire police do and get out of their BMW's with empty holsters flapping around on their belts. I know that's not American, theme-wise, but you could say that you were an American fancy dress walt.
     
  6. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    oooh...

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  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    To own that here as a private individual it would have to be orange.
     
  8. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    36Manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearmsE+W+S.This section has no associated Explanatory Notes
    (1)A person is guilty of an offence if—.
    (a)he manufactures a realistic imitation firearm;.
    (b)he modifies an imitation firearm so that it becomes a realistic imitation firearm;.
    (c)he sells a realistic imitation firearm; or.
    (d)he brings a realistic imitation firearm into Great Britain or causes one to be brought into Great Britain..
    (2)Subsection (1) has effect subject to the defences in section 37..
    (3)The Secretary of State may by regulations—.
    (a)provide for exceptions and exemptions from the offence under subsection (1); and.
    (b)provide for it to be a defence in proceedings for such an offence to show the matters specified or described in the regulations..
    (4)Regulations under subsection (3) may—.
    (a)frame any exception, exemption or defence by reference to an approval or consent given in accordance with the regulations;.
    (b)provide for approvals and consents to be given in relation to particular cases or in relation to such descriptions of case as may be specified or described in the regulations; and.
    (c)confer the function of giving approvals or consents on such persons specified or described in the regulations as the Secretary of State thinks fit..
    (5)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under subsection (3) shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament..
    (6)That power includes power—.
    (a)to make different provision for different cases;.
    (b)to make provision subject to such exemptions and exceptions as the Secretary of State thinks fit; and.
    (c)to make such incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as he thinks fit..
    (7)A realistic imitation firearm brought into Great Britain shall be liable to forfeiture under the customs and excise Acts..
    (8)In subsection (7) “the customs and excise Acts” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)..
    (9)An offence under this section shall be punishable, on summary conviction—.
    (a)in England and Wales, with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks or with a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or with both; and.
    (b)in Scotland, with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or with a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or with both..
    (10)In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 281(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the reference in subsection (9)(a) of this section to 51 weeks is to be read as a reference to 6 months..
    (11)In this section “realistic imitation firearm” has the meaning given by section 38..
     
  9. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    37Specific defences applying to the offence under s. 36E+W+S.This section has no associated Explanatory Notes
    (1)It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under section 36 in respect of any conduct to show that the conduct was for the purpose only of making the imitation firearm in question available for one or more of the purposes specified in subsection (2)..
    (2)Those purposes are—.
    (a)the purposes of a museum or gallery;.
    (b)the purposes of theatrical performances and of rehearsals for such performances;.
    (c)the production of films (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)_see section 5B of that Act);.
    (d)the production of television programmes (within the meaning of the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21)_see section 405(1) of that Act);.
    (e)the organisation and holding of historical re-enactments organised and held by persons specified or described for the purposes of this section by regulations made by the Secretary of State;.
    (f)the purposes of functions that a person has in his capacity as a person in the service of Her Majesty..
    (3)It shall also be a defence for a person charged with an offence under section 36 in respect of conduct falling within subsection (1)(d) of that section to show that the conduct—.
    (a)was in the course of carrying on any trade or business; and.
    (b)was for the purpose of making the imitation firearm in question available to be modified in a way which would result in its ceasing to be a realistic imitation firearm..
    (4)For the purposes of this section a person shall be taken to have shown a matter specified in subsection (1) or (3) if—.
    (a)sufficient evidence of that matter is adduced to raise an issue with respect to it; and.
    (b)the contrary is not proved beyond a reasonable doubt..
    (5)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament..
    (6)That power includes power—.
    (a)to make different provision for different cases;.
    (b)to make provision subject to such exemptions and exceptions as the Secretary of State thinks fit; and.
    (c)to make such incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as he thinks fit..
    (7)In this section—.
    “historical re-enactment” means any presentation or other event held for the purpose of re-enacting an event from the past or of illustrating conduct from a particular time or period in the past;
    “museum or gallery” includes any institution which—
    (a)has as its purpose, or one of its purposes, the preservation, display and interpretation of material of historical, artistic or scientific interest; and
    (b)gives the public access to it.
     
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Sad but true
     
  11. There other things associated with being merican
     

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  12. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Vive diversity

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