Thought you chaps may be interested in the lastest developments on the scene in the UK. As you are aware the UK authorities have banned all semi automatic rifles and all handguns from public ownership for some time now, having convinced the voters that in taking these wicked weapons out of the public domain, crime violent firearm crime would be reduced..... well as we know it wouldn't and didn't. Everytime there is an incident in the UK they now feel obliged to introduce further legislation. There has always been keen collectors of deactivated military weapons (not understood it myself, but it's a free country and if you want a deactivated MG42 on a fixed tripod in the middle of your lounge, fine by me). These weapons have to be deactived by a gunsmith and offically examined and proofed as such by the 'Proof Houses'. They are almost impossible to reactivate. They are now to be banned as dangerous weapons that can easily drop into the wrong hands. Other than dropping one on your foot I find it hard to believe how you could hurt anyone, it's a metal lump! Cheaper to get a cricket bat to hit someone with! Included in this madness is BB gun replicas. Other legislation to make the public safe is the prohibition of lock back knives, and carrying anything with a blade of more than 1.5 inches? Oh yes, they intend to 'licence' childrens airguns It is going to be interesting to note that once everything is banned what excuses the goverment will use then?