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Worrying news
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:41:09 PM »
Last year a young boy was killed in an accident involving his best friend and an air rifle. It happened just a few miles from where I live. This afternoon the inquest was held. The coroner has decreed that is was a tragic accident and that no further actions will be taken. But it transpires that the rifle was a home built rifle, made by someone without a manufacturing license. The coroner has said he will recommend to the powers that be, that airguns should be licensed as in Scotland. I,ll have money on that becoming law, after the election.

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 06:12:22 PM »
I thought that was already the case in Scotland?

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 06:33:20 PM »
I thought that was already the case in Scotland?
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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 07:21:18 PM »
I thought that was already the case in Scotland?
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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 07:02:43 AM »
I hadn't heard the story of the poor lad.

What were the circumstances? Was the accident caused by a "manufacturing defect"?

Do you have a manufacturing license, Baggy?

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 09:57:13 AM »
I understand from a string on another forum that the gun was a homemade rifle.
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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 04:33:25 PM »
Whatever happens (law wise) in Scotland, soon filters to the rest of the UK.

It's like Scooowtlund/Holyrood is the testing ground.

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 01:39:49 PM »
I ,ve found out a bit more about the circumstances surrounding this terrible tragedy . The owner of the rifle is a friend of my shooting pal. The rifle wasn,t home made but built by a gunsmith , someone i,ve never heard of. The mother was present, in the house but not in the room at the time of the accident. The rifle was kept in the airing cupboard . The kids didn,t know it was loaded and it went off while they were passing it around. The rifle had no safety catch and , apparently , was in poor condition. The officer who inspected it said it could easily be fired by accident. The owner is, or was, an owner of a FAC. The police have confiscated his firearms.

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 02:23:59 PM »
What idiot stores rifles that are loaded? ::) >:( >:(

Yet another incident that 'tars' the reputation of airguns, where it's a clear case of the stupidity of it's owner. :(


Obviously I feel for the sad loss of innocent life.........but the complete lack of common sense here beggars belief. :-\

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 04:30:00 PM »
Whilst I feel for this family, and the poor young lad.

Questions have to be asked, why was the gun loaded, why was it kept in an airing cupboard and not secured in a cabinet. If it was made by a gunsmith, why was it made without  safety catch. It could  well be that the gunsmith made what he was asked to make, which then begs the question, why did he make it knowing that it wouldn't be safe gun.

once again I feel sorry for the family and their tragic loss.