Originally Posted by rich
If that difference of opinion results in some people facing a section 5 charge, then it is serious enough for them. I would like to think that written clearance from the FEO to purchase and possess would be compelling evidence in the hands of a good barrister, but does it need to get to that position?
My advice to anyone who has a semi auto is to go out and buy as many more right now as you can afford. You can only go to prison once, the price will only go up if they are given the all clear, the Euro might strengthen if the Greece situation is resolved, and there will be a thriving market. Not everybody will want to do a personal import and the price difference between those and the officially imported ones will leave you plenty of room for a margin.
I wouldn't trust anything an FEO didn't put down in writing. Twice i've asked for that, and twice there's been a complete 180 degree turn around. One of them was involving a number of Brococks. Sect 5(a?).
Get your FEO to put it down in writing Rich, see what happens then.