Tag Archive: “Antique” Firearms


In New Jersey, A Flintlock Pistol Can Get You A 10-Year Jail Sentence

 

 

 

 

 

” Where is there any justice in locking up a 72-year-old man for up to 10 years for having an antique flintlock pistol? I’m sure in the Garden State authorities can find frivolous reasons, but there really isn’t any justification for such a prosecutorial overreach.

  NRA News’ Ginny Simone ventured into New Jersey to speak with Gordon VanGilder, public enemy No. 1 in Cumberland County. VanGilder is a retired teacher whose career spanned 34 years. He’s an admirer of 18th century artifacts and historical memorabilia and bought the pistol to go with his collection. The pistol featured in Simone’s report is approaching its 300-year anniversary.

  This case will impact Gordon’s pension as a New Jersey educator, his ability to vote, and his reputation. He will be a convicted felon if the State of New Jersey is successful in their crusade against him.”

 

 

This from the state run by a potential “republican” presidential candidate … read more at Townhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured: Met Police Seize Arsenal Of Weapons Including Assault Rifles, Sawn-Off Shotguns And Uzis

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” The remarkable haul marks one of the biggest-ever firearm seizures in the force’s history, and was taken in by Waltham Forest Gangs Task Force.

  A deadly arsenal of weapons described as one of Britain’s biggest ever gun hauls has been seized from a suspected gang hideout.

  Assault rifles, sawn off shotguns, an Uzi and a Thompson machine gun were discovered on a raid by Scotland Yard’s anti-gang squad.

  Thirty firearms and ammunition were found this morning by the Waltham Forest Gangs Task Force in east London following in what cops describes as “an intelligence led operation”.

  It emerged today that criminals are using a legal loophole to import guns into Britain for use in street shootings and robberies.

  A legal loophole allows some weapons to be considered as “antiques” under the law.

  All handguns were banned in the UK in 1996 after the Dunblane school massacre.

  However, the anomaly revolves around section 58 of the 1968 Firearms Act, which gives an exemption to “antique” weapons if they are considered as “curiosities or ornaments.”

  Campaigners say the Act fails to define “antique” but leaves the matter to the police and courts to decide.”

 

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