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  1. a little extreme there. were the owners of hand guns/multiload shot guns and assault weapons paid there value. this will be strange imagine a guy hunting legally in england accidentally crosses the boarder does that then make him a criminal. unless its a uk wide law then it has the potential to make lawful use a crime by just walking a few feet. there are 213000 registered fire arms in scotland and say 500000 air weapons. its a wonder that there is so little crime. however below is the image of the reason for the new law.

    http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74865000/jpg/_74865421_andrewmortonpa.jpg

    http://www.ssaa.org.au/research/2008/2008-06_evaluating-britains-handgun-ban.html

  2. My information is that last year there were 171 reported'' incidents'' involving air guns in Scotland last year[,this compares with 415 offences in 2003].4 people required hospital treatment.Their were no fatalities.Compare this with just one hospital in Aberdeen which treated over 200 people for dog bits .Another thing i found out was that the junkie who shot and killed the little boy in Glasgow was the first person ever to be convicted  of murder using an air gun in the UK.I understand that one person dies every year on average because of air-gun misuse in the UK.this compares with 3 people killed every year after being hit by lightning make of that what you will.I just feel this proposed legislation is heavy handed disproportional,and not backed up by any evidence whatsoever that air gun misuse is a significant  and rising problem .In actual fact air gun misuse is a tiny and fast dropping problem.Which would suggest in my humble opinion that the present arrangements in conjunction with robust police enforcement and education  is in fact working..So why the big push for this massive change which will in fact drive up the reported offences as more and more people fall foul of these new laws most of which will be of a technical nature. ie [victimless] .    . 

  3. Kenny makaskill is also on record as saying that there is no place in modern Scotland for 500,000 air guns .Why not? if they are used in a safe and responsible manner. Rember only 195 offences last year in whole of Scotland. Does Kenny think its ok to have 2.7 million cars in Scotland which were involved in 333,660 offences recorded last year.Should drivers have to prove a ''need'' before they get granted a licence.

  4. unfair! one of the persons to lose their job which he'd done for over 10 years. will he get any redundancy pay etc? dont suppose it. if the muppets at the top hadnt squandered MILLIONS "planning" things like the bressay bridge and the new high school, it wouldnt need to happen. who the hell got all these millions anyway? all these cutbacks seem to be affecting the most needy folk and services in our community. disgusting!!!!!

  5. Iceland owes nothing to the UK and the Netherlands .Banks that were based in Iceland do.Again the people of Iceland owe nothing.Why should they bail out a failed commercial enterprise if capitalism is working correctly they simply go bust and the people who invested with them in their various ponzi schemes lose their dosh.It seems that unlike in other countries ours included the politicians in Iceland are not in the pocket of the bankers.

  6. Not necessarily carlos the south end already has a double width road leading right up to the dam there and at the north end again a double width road leading to hoofeilds and the new house being built there a bus goes up around the way all the time.As for it being windy that could be a plus they could erect a few windmills to power the whole scheme you would have a small echo village up there.The greenies would love it maybe not though

  7. I see the flea was on about a geese problem doon at the southend perhaps the local landowners could cash in like the Orkney farmers who make a good thing leasing out the shootings to syndicates from as far away as Italy. I understand they pay handsomely for the privilege of shooting these fine birds.

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