GUN Here comes the push to ban all airguns and airsoft in England

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/5273902.stm


    Boy, 12, dies in pellet shooting

    A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot in the eye with an airgun pellet.

    Ambulance personnel were called to Greenway Hall Road in Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-Trent, on Thursday afternoon.

    Mitchel Picken died in hospital on Saturday from a penetration wound. Two boys, both 12, have been arrested and released on police bail.

    In a statement Andrew and Joanne Picken said their son, who went to Holden High School in Sneyd Green, was a beautiful, intelligent young boy.

    "We have lost a kind and caring son," they said.

    "He and his brother Lewis, seven, thought the world of each other. There is now a massive gap in all of our lives."

    'Sensitive inquiry'

    Mitchel, from Baddeley Green Lane in Baddeley Green, was a Port Vale fan and a keen sports player.

    The 12-year-old had played a season for Newcastle Town FC where he was chosen as the manager's player of the year.

    Detective Inspector Neil Hulme said: "Our thoughts are very much with Mitchel's family and friends.

    "This is obviously a very sensitive inquiry. We are working with the other two boys to establish exactly what happened, before deciding on the most appropriate way forward.

    "Although the full circumstances have yet to be established, Mitchel's death would appear to serve as a terrible reminder of the dangers of children having access to air weapons."
    More like not having proper saftey instructions taught to them, I was playing with bb and pellet guns unsupervised at around 8 or 9 and never injured myself or anyone else. Well except for that one time :o
     
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    So that's Guns, knives, and air guns. What's next?
     
  3. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    How long until they have start building everything with foam around it? Nerf world ftl.
     
  4. Iceburn

    Iceburn Made in the USA

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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    i dunno dude... nerf world could be some serious fun, especially when ur wasted! :big grin:
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    slingshots, blow dart guns, rubber band guns, and bow and arrows.
     
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    fun.
     
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    :rofl: @ England.
     
  9. krott5333

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    Guns are already banned though :slap:
     
  10. Original Username

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    I could kill someone with a screwdriver. They should ban those too.
     
  11. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    Outlaw forks and force them to eat their steaks with spoons.
     
  13. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    Dunno, spoons can be sharpened. Probably ban all utensils. :mamoru:
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I like how they don't know what happened, yet the two kids got arrested anyway.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Yeah, those welts are killers :ugh2:
     
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    Oh yeah :o, most of those brits hate guns anyway.
     

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