I emailed Mr Lassman (CC'd Graham Widdecombe) weeks ago regarding the gross error re the above-mentioned statement. I have had no reply.
HOC 68/097 did NOT apply only to SA's held at 1997. It applies to all SA's, then and now!
Para 10, page 5 states: -
"We have consulted ACPO and the Crown Prosecution Service about the legal status of these weapons and have agreed, in the absence of a court ruling, that the issue should resolved formally at the next legislative opportunity. In the meantime chief officers are advised that self-loading or pump action rifled airguns should CONTINUE to be regarded as falling outside the certification process provided they are low powered and do not fall within the Firearms (Dangerous Air Weapons) Rules 1969"
May I suggest that we all now complain about this to BASC. The HO should not be making these kind of blatant mistaken statements.
Last edited by Cam; 25th June 2015 at 03:26 PM.