Just a warning to UK collectors. From recent news stories, the opinion of the government is that firearms laws “need overhaul”. Of course we all know that this really means they want to bring in yet more restrictions.
This is something to watch out for, as “reforms” in gun laws are never good news. The Home Office could easily decide that “there is no need to own deadly armour piercing or incendiary ammunition”. They could also decide that collecting is no longer a valid “good reason” to be issued a Firearms Certificate.
The Director of Forensic Services for the Metropolitan Police, Gary Pugh OBE, said:
“In our view, the legislation regarding examination and classification of firearms (including ammunition) has developed piecemeal, such that as problems emerge new legislation or amendments are introduced on top of the existing legislation, making for a complex and inefficient means of protecting the public and prohibiting the illegal use of firearms.[/i]
US forum members: Have a read of these articles from a Liberal UK newspaper. This is in line with the majority public opinion in this country.