Monday, September 05, 2005

Roundheads at loggerheads

Home Office attempts to ban the sale and manufacture of replica guns could have at least one unintended consequence. Civil War re-enactments would need to use broomsticks or table legs rather than muskets unless they are exempted from the legislation.

Why does the Home Office think banning replica guns will reduce crime when so many criminals continue to use real guns?

6 comments:

Astolath said...

Many would say that anything preventing these sad bastards from their re-enactments is a good thing!
:b

Replica guns are a problem - some can be customised to fire real ammunition. One would have thought that some sort of commonsense was needed though. As far as I know, the Operation Trident team haven't reported any musket-shot injuries...

wonkotsane said...

This is just a knee-jerk reaction to show that they're doing something. It won't achieve anything but they can't be seen to be doing nothing.

Kevin Wells said...

When has anythink this excuse for a goverment made sense?

Snafu said...

Astolath, you've got a point but it is a free country!

Maybe too many civil servants have watched "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels"!

stuart said...

And while the plod are busy rounding up the last of the King's Musketeers, it will keep them from having the 'resources' to take on heavily armed Jamaican yardies - and no-one's going to cry racism either. A good deal all round as far as they're concerned. Tossers....

Steve said...

But if they use table legs, the police will shoot them.