miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
What would you do if you found a sawn-off shotgun had been thrown over your garden wall? Possibly you would phone the police, tell them not to bother coming to get it, you'd take it in to your local police station? After all, it might be evidence. Someone could have used it in a robbery, and there might be important trace evidence on it. It's important that the police get to look at these things, right? So you'd take it to the police.

That would be the action of a civic-minded person, right?

Well, unfortunately, if you do that, you might find yourself in a spot of bother. You see, "possession of an unlicensed firearm" is a strict liability offence. This means that just by having the gun in your possession you are guilty of the charge, and have no defence in law against it.

Possession of an unlicensed firearm carries a minimum jail term of five years.

So, if you do what Paul Clark did, what any reasonable person would do, on finding a sawn-off shotgun had been hurled into your garden, you would, in all probability, be facing the five year jail term that Paul Clark is.

Anybody out there still think that if you've done nothing wrong you've nothing to fear?


This blog is proudly sponsored by

About This Blog

Hello! I'm Jennie (known to many as SB, due to my handle, or The Yorksher Gob because of my old blog's name). This blog is my public face; click here for a list of all the other places you can find me on t'interwebs.

Charities I support:

The Survivors' Trust - donate here
DogsTrust - donate here
CAB - donate here


Creative Commons License
Miss SB by Jennie Rigg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Based on a work at miss-s-b.dreamwidth.org.

Please note that any and all opinions expressed in this blog are subject to random change at whim my own, and not necessarily representative of my party, or any of the constituent parts thereof (except myself, obviously).

Printed by Dreamwidth Studios, Maryland USA. Promoted by Jennie Rigg, of Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

Most Popular Tags