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Burglar Shot After Breaking Into House

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Burglar Shot After Breaking Into House

It's good to know we have some judges with a bit of common sense.
Good Judgment
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Re: Burglar Shot After Breaking Into House

Very interesting, and sensible  Smiley
As I've said before I wouldn't have liked to be put in that position when I kept my .22 Anschutz match rifle at home especially as that would have been regarded as a lethal weapon.
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Yes! there seem to have been a few sensible judgements recently in amongst the usual unfathomable anomalies. Would this be anything to do with Teresa May influence. She does seem to have her feet on the ground. 
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Re: Burglar Shot After Breaking Into House

You could be right there Petlew.  Teresa May is doing a good job IMO.
There's an interesting conversation on using force on intruders on LBC as I type this.
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Re: Burglar Shot After Breaking Into House

Unless new laws have been introduced that I missed, or new guidance has been issued to judges by the justice ministry but the public totally failed to notice, then the current government has had no effect on this judicial outcome.
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Re: Burglar Shot After Breaking Into House

That guy is lucky to be not charged, air-rifles are a firearm not requiring a license last time i checked, but that might have changed since I was last actively shooting.  As it is most modern air-rifles can do a lot of damage and in some cases fatally.  So very surprised he didn't get charged under firearms act.
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What you should know about owning an airgun
You do not need a license to own and air rifle or pistol providing it is not capable of exceeding certain power limits. The power limit is set at 12 ft. lbs. For air rifles and 6 ft. lbs. For air pistols. These power limits are for any brand of pellet and it is your responsibility to ensure that the gun has a legal power output at all times. Special rules apply however, in Northern Ireland.
You may not possess an air rifle that exceeds the 12 ft. lbs. Power limit unless you have a firearms certificate (FAC) which allows you to possess it.
http://www.youngmans.com/acatalog/law.html