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by Shootist
22 Feb 2017, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blair or Corbyn
Replies: 48
Views: 1239

Re: Blair or Corbyn

If it had to be a choice between the two then it has to be Corbyn. He's the one that hasn't done anything that deserved him being hanged.
by Shootist
10 Feb 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

So some 600 murders are committed in the UK most by obvious protaginists such as family members or criminal associates. Yet some 3500 cyclists are killed or seriously injured (and by definition many of the latter could easily have died but for the grace of god) by motorists who, generally, are at f...
by Shootist
9 Feb 2017, 12:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

For the most part it seems to me that the laws concerning 'minor' crimes are only effective against law abiding citizens. Your average street educated villain is well aware of their shortfalls and how ineffective the police can be. It's a bit circular too, the more ineffective they are, the less re...
by Shootist
9 Feb 2017, 10:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

Forgive me, and believe me I do take your point, but some of the more recent firearms incidents involved legally held firearms, didn't they? Can you help me by identifying a few? I do not recall many such. In fact, my biggest concern with legally held firearms is how often they are used in suicides...
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 9:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

If you want to see how important something is take it away. Remove all the guns. Nobody would notice. Remove all the cars. The country would grind to a halt immediately. That is a misleading statement. I put the condition in, if we had a decent public transport service the country most certainly wo...
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 9:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

For most there's no good reason to own a gun but there are plenty to own a car. The basic function of one is to kill, the other is to travel. People with cars go for a drive for entertainment purposes on occasions. They use their car for enjoyment. I enjoy using my firearms so I'm every bit as just...
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 8:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

thirdcrank wrote:On the subject of thieves defeating vehicle security, that's always possible but leaving the car unattended with the engine running is irresponsible.


And illegal. :wink:
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 8:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

Suppose they just lift the keys out of your pocket, or happen to know where you keep your spare keys? Perhaps one day we'll have decent security but at the moment it's just a funny shaped bit of metal that's easily borrowed/copied etc. So, someone just lifts the keys to my gun cabinet or I foolishl...
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

That is a good idea, even if it is not the banned drivers car (really, don't interpret that as any indirect dig). If somebody borrows their mate's car when banned and gets caught their mate loses their car and the banned driver becomes liable to the person they borrowed it off. OK, maybe a bit toug...
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 5:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

Cyril Haearn wrote:ANPR ++1


Just catches the stupid ones. And it does need a police officer present to actually catch the driver in the act.
by Shootist
8 Feb 2017, 4:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14203

Re: Disqualified drivers

It sounds like the punishment doesn't fit the crime. If caught the penalty should reflect the offence. I would have expected a hefty fine, car repossed and sold on (not crushed as this is a waste ). Increase in disqualification time. If the penalty is justified this should deter offending. That is ...
by Shootist
9 Dec 2016, 8:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CPS and Police procedures
Replies: 68
Views: 34672

Re: CPS and Police procedures

If a person suffers a dangerously close pass that causes shock then it's quite possible that it could then be regarded as an injury. Shock can be considered an injury in assault cases. If you can convince the police that this is the case then you might be in with a chance of them being able to work ...
by Shootist
24 Nov 2016, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: is the BBC any good
Replies: 40
Views: 1955

Re: is the BBC any good

I do rather loath the BBC. I do not have a TV licence, and the letters that their contractors send are truly vile. In eleven years I've only had three visits from them in person, the last was about 8 years ago. If you tell them to bugger off, they do, eventually.
by Shootist
24 Nov 2016, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: is the BBC any good
Replies: 40
Views: 1955

Re: is the BBC any good

But that is the whole point of the licence fee, that it is the government trying to perpetuate the image that the BBC isnt a state run media. We only go through this TVLA rubbish so that the Government can keep saying that, so if we dont maintain this fake distinction between a state run, state fun...
by Shootist
24 Nov 2016, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: is the BBC any good
Replies: 40
Views: 1955

Re: is the BBC any good

The BBC is state funded in exactly the same way as the NHS, schools, the armed forces Exactly the same way? Can we opt out of paying for any of those if we dont use them, in the same way that we can opt out of paying the TV licence fee? Tonight on BBC, a special one of educational program. "Ju...