“Internal police documents seen by UK Shooting News have revealed that police firearms licensing employees want to ban: .22 semi-autos; magazine-fed shotguns; all 50-cals; section 2 certificates; free 1-for-1 variations; old spec deactivated firearms; antique firearms; and appeals to courts against police decisions.
“Domestic extremism” is a good enough reason for police figures to demand all semi-autos, firearms and shotguns alike be banned.(sounds like the CSGV, doesn't it?)
Airguns. Despite the police officially rejecting the Scottish
Nationalist proposal to make airguns licensable – which since passed –
the author of this document appears to have lost touch with his
comrades, blandly stating that“further restrictions should be placed on
Old-spec de-acts. The police want to make all pre-1995 de-activated
firearms illegal by making the 1995 standard mandatory. This would be
hugely costly and criminalise tens of thousands of people across the
country for absolutely no good reason – although it would produce a rich
seam of arrestable people, who otherwise did no wrong, that could be
mined for years to come.
Antiques. As previously discussed on UKSN, the police want to bring
in licensing of antiques through the back door by forcing antiques
dealers to keep records of customers and making them sign declarations.
And, to push this even further down the "Rights? You have what we allow you" hole,
New powers of entry without warrant. Chief constables, says the police
author, should be able to suspend a certificate pending investigation.
This, if you knew nothing about how the licensing system operates,
appears reasonable. “Such a suspension should carry a power of entry without warrant in order to seize the
certificates and any firearms held by virtue of them,” writes the
police employee, who brazenly goes on to state that the suspension
should be for a fixed term of six months renewable for another six
months through an internal police self-authorisation process.
Abolishing court appeals is one of the more offensive suggestions on the
list. While both police and public know that the cost of a court appeal
starts from five figures and increases exponentially, it looks as if
they are not only fishing for hugely intrusive and disruptive powers to
target the licensed firearms community but they also want to pull the
ladder up to ensure that courts which make binding decisions on the law
which the police are forced to obey no longer play a part in firearms
This is what the police have become in Britain. John Peel must be trying to crawl out of his grave and go through police stations kicking people in the ass to try to jump-start their brains.
Let's see... "We don't have ENOUGH power over the commoners, so let's do all this, AND take away their ability to appeal to a court; that's so expensive most people can't even try, but why leave them the option?
And why should we need a warrant to violate their home?"
Do these assholes even know who Peel was? Or just not care?