Discussion in 'Mainstream News Stories' started by rynner2, Oct 16, 2007.
NRA calls for arming of two year olds.
So they'll be protected against the 4 year olds?
At least 10 people hospitalised with gunshot wounds last night - but this was in Manchester!
Bu-bu-but that can’t be! Handguns are banned in the UK!
Reports I heard mentioned pellet wounds so I presume a shotgun was used. An angry farmer wandering into town?
I’ve not seen any indication as to the weapons or projectiles used; l just inferred easily-concealable handguns.
As to the report you mention, the firearms knowledge of the typical UK hack is abysmal. Shooting in the UK has been so systematically vilified, delegitimised and denormalised that the meedja can say anything, and low-information consumers will swallow it.
The injuries were vaguely described as 'pellet-type" wounds, their severity was consistently cited as "minor", and a couple of the news items I saw stated the wounds weren't as severe as (who? - don't know ... ) originally suspected.
There exist revolvers (e.g., Taurus Judge; S&W Governor) designed for close-quarters personal defense capable of chambering and firing 410 shotgun shells in addition to 45 Colt cartridges.
In the 1970's (USA) there was a fad for small 'purse guns' and derringers. One lower-tier manufacturer on the west coast specialized in these, and they offered an array of miniature and full-sized derringers chambered for calibers that were sometimes bizarre from a practical standpoint. One of their products was a break-open dual barrel / over-and-under derringer chambered for 410 shotgun shells.
However ... I'm still unclear as to whether the 'pellet' allusion referred to shotgun pellets versus the individual bullet-style pellets fired from air guns.
Police are cited:
Police said nine victims, including two children over the age of 12, had "pellet-type wounds" that are not serious. A 10th person - a man - is in a serious condition with a broken leg.
Ch Supt Wasim Chaudhry, from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), said police believed the weapon used was a shotgun with "pellets in its rounds".
I'm sure you know that they aren't. They're highly restricted but not banned.
l know the law concerning 7 (1) and 7 (3) of the Firearms Act; also s.3 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act, etc.
Not sure that a farmer would be that welcome at a Caribbean cultural festival.
Well I did say it was likely an angry farmer. A ganja farmer would be welcome though.
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