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Old June 17th, 2010, 7:56 pm
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Re: U.S. Second Amendment: post-Heller

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Originally Posted by unconvinced View Post
Just a note on how other countries look at gun possession, a grandmother was found with a old WW2 pistol under her bed, she had never fired it, had no ammo for it and had merely taken possession of it from her father when he died. Despite all this Scots law says unauthorised gun ownership comes with an automatic 5 year jail term which is exactly what she got. Just an interesting comparison.

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/10335003.stm)

(Am right in thinking this is the only gun law thread? My search didn't bring up anything else)
Maybe if I grew up in another country where gun laws were stricter I would think differently, but wow, that sounds awful. I guess she deserves punishment for unauthorised gun ownership, but 5 years in jail?


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