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Re: England looking at new airgun laws
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 04:18:24 AM »
People shouldn't drink and drive. They do. People shouldn't use illicit drugs. They do. Drivers shouldn't drive recklessly. They do. People shouldn't handle dangerous weapons unsafely. They do. The results of any of these activities, is property damage, maiming, and death. While legislation can be used to punish offenders when they're caught, legislation will never stop the occurrence, ever! The fact this is being reviewed, is yet another sign of the encroachment of socialism.
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Re: England looking at new airgun laws
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 04:34:36 AM »
+1 above, well said! :)
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Re: England looking at new airgun laws
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 08:02:25 PM »
The article claims this "review" was prompted by an accidental death of a youth by an airgun.

Should we presume this risk to be anywhere near the same magnitude as drownings in swimming pools, lakes, etc., or automobile accidents, or even a simple fall?

I realize it's hard to find the happy balance between freedom and safety...not to say they are mutually exclusive, but in many ways maximizing one minimizes the other.  So any time I see a "look at this sad story, we've got to do something" rather than a more reasoned approach like "let's look at the statistics and put this in context of other risks that we accept without a second thought", it makes warning bells go off.
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