Originally Posted by raygun
Why am I wrong when I say that being responsible in law for the power of your rifle but not being in a position to do anything about it isn't right. Which bit of this is acceptable ?
You're not wrong.
The only thing I'm not convinced about is the reason it was introduced and the proposed solution (potentially pushing for a change in the law).
I believe it was introduced as the result of a thinly veiled threat to the manufacturers and I don't think they did enough to protect their customers when they introduced it.
A more responsible approach would have been to publish an AMTA sanctioned testing procedure, set all new guns to 10.5 FPE with that procedure and issue a conformity test certificate with each rifle. If the customer requests to have the AT removed, they should do that free of charge but warn them that the certificate of conformity is no longer valid, insist that the customer signs a waiver to that effect and from that point forwards are responsible for making sure their gun remains legal.