Are you allowed to owm guns were you live?

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by war hawk, Jan 16, 2009.


Are you allowed to own guns where you live?

  1. You are allowed to own guns were you live.

    3 vote(s)
  2. You are not allowed to own guns were you live.

    4 vote(s)
  1. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    The question is are you allowed to own firearms where you live.? I am allowed to own firearms where I live . I know in many countries there are restrictions. If you have questions please ask.:brushteeth::humble:
  2. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    Please tell where you live, I want to know where it is illegal to own firearms.:biggrin1:
  3. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    In Britain (where I live) it is virtually illegal to own a gun.

    It was always difficult, you had to have licences and police checks etc. But then there was a massacre in Hungerford in 1987 when some weird loner randomly shot 13 people in the street with an AK47, and then in 1996 another such person walked into a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and killed about 12 six-year olds plus a teacher. Some say the authorities over-reacted, but after that its been illegal to own any weapon larger than a .22, and even those can only be used in gun clubs and must be stored on the premises. I think farmers are allowed to have shotguns, and people still shoot game-birds in organised hunts, so the rules must be a little laxer for shotguns.

    Of course it makes little difference. The gangs that run our inner cities still manage to get hold of guns in increasing numbers, and if they can't they just use knives, particularly the teenagers.
  4. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    Hi Adrian, thank you for posting.
  5. John

    John Active Member

  6. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    Actually when you inforce gun control you take the peoples protection away from them because if you have a gun you can defend yourself. When seconds mean life or death the police are only minutes away. And in America there is places where there is restrictions to guns and the crime rate increased. The criminals will always find guns or kill you with a knife. Thanks for posting.
  7. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Predominantly only if you have a licence from a government envirionment department to shoot Feral animals. Fox, Dogs, Cats, Birds (introduced) Pigs etc.

    I have a Remington .243 and a Winchester .44 magnum lever action.
  8. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Which sounds great in theory but the largest proportion of gun deaths in the US are domestic incidents, be they deliberate homicide, accidental or suicide. So having a gun at home is more likely to be used on oneself or someone you know than a criminal.

    Some US sources cite that over 50% of gun related deaths in the US are suicide. As some people here will know, suicide, the method of suicide and the ready availability of said method are closely corrolated. grabing a gun and doing the deed is easy. That same person may noy have taken his/her life if they had had to think of an alternative method.
  9. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    Cool, I have a .243 Savage here in P.A.:D So your allowed to have lever-actions in Australia.?
  10. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Australian gun law is controlled in some areas by the Federal Government with differing controls instigated by the State Governments.

    Automatic weapons are virtually banned to all but collectors and hand guns are strictly limited to gun clubs. Police and security guards carry hand guns while they are on duty.

    In my state of Victoria, you must have your guns in a locked up safe and your ammunition in another area which is also kept under lock and key.

    This is to curb the instance of using guns on the spur of the moment in a rage or shooting intruders etc. This does not stop premeditated murder however the incidence of that with firearms in Australia is quite low by world standards.

    We have had a horrific example of mass murder in Tasmania with the use of automatic weapons by a psycho who should never have had access to them.
  11. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    Are you allowed to have scopes on your guns in Australia.?
  12. spidge

    spidge Active Member


    I have a Weaver 4 to 12.
  13. penance

    penance New Member

    I have a licence for a 303 and own a SMLE.
    In the UK you need a valid reason to own a firearm, my reason is that i am part of a hirtorical re-enactment group portraying ww2 artillery. We also have 4 25pounders in the group, these are privately owned and the members have the certs.

    A cat1 cert covers single shot weapons, IE not auto.
    A cat5 is for handguns and auto's, very few are granted in the UK.

    Shotguns are on another type of cert, as are explosives.
  14. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    What model SMLE do you have.?:D
  15. penance

    penance New Member

    No1 Mk3, Ishapore 1917.
  16. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    That is cool. I think the MK.3 are the nicest anyway.:amen:
  17. penance

    penance New Member

    It is the one and only SMLE, all others just aint the same!!

    Also have a deactivated bren Mk1, no chance of owning a live one in the UK.
  18. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    We are allowed to carry firearms in Alabama.

    Not sure about owming one though.

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