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Old 23rd January 2015, 06:18 PM
skires skires is offline
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Originally Posted by raygun View Post
Hi Col,
So what you are saying is that hardly anyone is caught with an over power air rifle.

That's excellent news because we can now stop putting AT onto rifles that obviously don't need it. O.K. it would probably cost the manufacturers business in that they get few returns, but hey! someone has to lose.

All we need now is a standard test so we can all set our rifles on the safe side (now there's no AT).

Following the AT thread I'm now convinced we don't need AT. So that's that. We've got it and it seems that the manufacturers had our pants down. I have never bought a gun with AT and never will. I can't do much else about that.

Hardly anyone is caught with an overpower air rifle with no other circumstance. I think that is fact.

I'd love a standard test that I can set my rifles to. We don't have one. Will campaigning get us one? Will campaigning put us in a worse place than we are now?

If someone, who keeps their guns at 11.5fp or under, and has no intention of doing anything silly, and is only going to shoot on permission or at clubs, and is still worrying about whether they will get their guns randomly seized, and end up with a criminal record, should probably sell their guns.

I like my guns. I think that the risk of me having them seized, and me getting a criminal record, is so low that I'll take the risk of keep them, and using them, without a standard test. If you know a way we can guarantee a standard test that won't put us in a worse place then I'm in.
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