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If you find a gun...

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If you find a gun...

...whatever you do, don't take it to a police station!
http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/news/Ex-soldier-faces-jail-handing-gun/article-1509082-detail/art...
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madness, absolute madness.
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i dont believe it ! time to emigrate I think
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disgrace, the law not taking into fact that we are human and never do things all the same way. time for a common sense law to come in to force to protect people that are blantly inconnect and going about doing good.
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What is this country coming to wen you can not do the right thing?
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The Law is an Ass Roll eyes Roll eyes
Can you imagine what could have happened if the gun had been found by a child, especially if it had been loaded Angry Angry
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Whatever happened to incocent until proven guilty?
How long before the same will apply to knives or any other form of weapon?
Already too many people will cross the road rather than help someone being attacked for fear of a) being attacked themselves, b) fear of being arrested for defending someone else or themselves.
We are fast becoming the biggest laughing stock not just of Europe but the whole world.
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dont forget to power down the countrys brillant next gen broadband network to. i belive turning this off involves taking the hamster of the wheel  Grin
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Quote from: Mav
Whatever happened to incocent until proven guilty?...

The Firearm laws are very strict and so by handing in the firearm he proved is guilt. If he held a Shotgun certificate things may have gone slightly differently. I for one would prefer the criminal element does not have the excuse of 'I found it and I am just taking it to.....'. My moving the firearm you could actually be destroying evidence that could be used by the police. In this case I hope they award the minimum sentence though.
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When my father-in-law died, over 20 years ago, we found a Walther automatic and ammo, dating back to WW2, in the house.
I took it, and ammo, to Slough police station and handed it in. Constable on desk had minor coronary and started yelling for his sergeant who duely appeared and made certain gun was unloaded - I'd already checked.
I did get a letter from an inspector, at Slough, requesting more details - I replied pointing out that the only person who could answer his questions was actually deceased and heard nothing further.
I guess I knew more about handling weapons than the coppers did - I used to legally own an Anschutz match rifle and shoot in a league. Rifle & ammo had to be kept in a very secure cabinet at home and this was checked when firearms certificate was renewed.

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Why?
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