GUN Teacher jailed for "arsenal" :england:

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/5130218.stm
    Head jailed for illegal arsenal


    Martin Davies was described as a 'much loved family man'
    A primary school head teacher has been jailed for four years for possessing an illegal arsenal of guns and ammunition.
    Martin Wynn Davies, 58, from Wrexham, admitted illegally possessing 10 hand guns, two rifles and ammunition.

    The head of Ysgol Deiniol, Wrexham, asked for nine other offences to be taken into account at Mold Crown Court.

    Judge John Rogers QC said he had reduced Davies' jail term because of his "impeccable character".

    The court was also told about Davies' good service to the community during his 22 years as a head teacher.

    The usual jail term for such offences is five years.

    Davies, who has already been suspended from his school, had been interested in weapons since he was a child and received his first firearm when he was eight, the court heard.

    (pic of Officers carrying out a house search in Johnstown, Wrexham in full white cleanroom suits and masks!)

    He was a member of a gun club and regularly shot at a quarry near Ruthin.

    He held licences which allowed him to keep a large number of weapons legally at his home as well as 7,000 rounds of ammunition.

    But he was arrested in April when officers discovered 21 weapons not covered by his permit, along with illegal ammunition, including 190 hollow point rounds which explode on impact. :noes:

    He also asked for four other illegal handguns and five rifles to be taken into consideration.

    The court heard he had an "encyclopaedic knowledge" of guns and even corrected police when they quizzed him about their capability and precision.

    "There's no suggestion any of the guns were used in criminal activity. There's no suggestion he's anything other than an enthusiast
    Ed Beltrami, prosecuting"

    He co-operated fully with police and all weapons - including the legal firearms - have been surrendered.

    The court heard that he had acquired many of the guns following the Dunblane massacre in March 1996, after which the possession of handguns became illegal.

    He had planned to deactivate them but never got round to it.

    Prosecutor Ed Beltrami said: "He has been interested in guns since he was a boy. There's no suggestion any of the guns were used in criminal activity. There's no suggestion he's anything other than an enthusiast."

    But the court heard how the law existed to prevent even legally held guns falling into the wrong hands.

    Mr Beltrami said Davies' legal guns were locked in secure cabinets, but at least one rifle and revolver were kept in a shed. He also had a box of ammunition in his car.

    'Much-loved'

    Mr Beltrami said: "He later admitted he had driven the car to the school that day and the ammunition was in the boot of the car and he had forgotten about it."

    Defending, Robert Trevor-Jones said Davies had been a "model to the teaching profession" and was a "much-loved family man".

    His wife and two sons were in court to see him sentenced.

    Mr Trevor-Jones said: "He has always acted responsibly. He has shot, give or take, for 50 years without any incident."

    Sentencing, Judge Rogers said it was a sad case of a man who had led a "responsible and good life".

    He added: "The references which I have received eloquently confirm your value to the local community.

    "In addition you pleaded guilty at the very earliest opportunity and you gave substantial assistance to the police."

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    Jesus its a couple guns not the fucking ebola virus :ugh:
     
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  2. jeepilot

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    Sucks that he got in trouble for collecting somthing that he loved. Hell he had his first gun when he was 8. at that points it's got more nastalgic value than that of the acutal weapon.
     
  3. Bigsnake

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    They explode on impact :run:
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    He must have had a few glocks.
     
  5. Artyboy

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    That's a sad story :wtc:
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    im surprised they didnt evacuate the surrounding neighbourhood, those guns could have gone off at anytime, killing thousands of people!!! :eek3:
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Just imagine how much worse it would have been since some of them had HOLLOW POINTS :noes:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Explode on impact? How come they never did it for me? :rolleyes:

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

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    death toll into the hundreds of thousands :eek5:
     
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    lol, and I thought ca gun laws sucked.
     
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    Boy I like to think that anyone doing a job that might severely impact the lives of others will ask themselves if they're doing the right thing. I can't imagine anyone feeling good about locking up a 58 year old man with a clean record who was a teacher for simple posession of guns. I can't imagine people in the UK feel good about paying to keep him in jail.

    Remember guys when we talk about gun control in the US and bans and you say you'd keep what you have that this could easily be a bad news story about you being locked up for being an armed terrorist.
     
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    four years for a victimless 'crime'

    he only became a criminal because the law suddenly 'criminalised' him

    england really sux
     
  13. D-FENS

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    12 guns is an "arsenal"? God I hate England...
     
  14. BigBadJohn

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    Throw in a couple semi-auto assault rifles and youve got a "catalogue of carnage"
     
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    u have to have a permit to own guns? wtf
     
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    Coming soon to a "free country" near you!
     
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    Exploding-tip hollowpoints! :bowdown:
     
  18. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    What's the yield on those?
     
  19. Bread&Milk

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    The fact is law is law, no matter how bullshit you may think it is.

    He'll hopefully be out within the year anyway, considering who he is, good behavior, etc.
     
  20. striker754

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    who the fuck are you and why did you bump this old ass post?
     
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    I have heard that the russians are working on a 5.45 10MT yield HP round :noes:
     
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    Was searching for something else, saw this... didn't realise it was a dead thread til after I posted. :o
     
  23. no7fish

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    and yet, he obviously was not deemed professional enough to handle the Glock Fo-TAY.

    edit- wow, this is an old thread, and somehow I never saw it...
     

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