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Arnold



Joined: 28 Jun 2006
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Location: England

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Collector? Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374481/Gun-fanatic-David-Evans-recreated-Private-Ryan-loft-jailed.html

So are the items de-acts? Why such a long sentence? Clues anybody?
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Rob



Joined: 29 Jul 2006
Posts: 700
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a typically confusing article, I can't tell from it if the guns were deacts or not. If they were "deacts", were they deactivated according to Proof House standards? Certainly, given the absence of any criminal intent, the sentence given seems draconian in the extreme, and the reference to the EDL seems gratuitous also, they are not a terrorist organisation, so why is the state seeking to demonise them I wonder?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell from the pictures, but it does say he had ammunition which is clearly an offence, possibly one or two of them are live and the others are deacs. If you fiddle with a deac even a little bit, the FSS will put in their submission that the person was in possession of component parts, so possibly he'd removed some welds, etc. Although the charges were 27 counts of possession and transfer of prohibited firearms, which are pretty heavy-duty charges.

Also it says he bought them on E-Bay, which sounds unlikely as E-Bay is very anti-gun and has been for years.

The advice I always give people about deacs is never ever fiddle with them, not even a little bit. You can get away with mounting a scope on it or something like that but do not remove or add parts to them.

Be nice to know what he was convicted of exactly. It is not illegal under section 21 for a convicted person to possess deactivated firearms.
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