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Postby saladtossser » Tue May 30, 2006 4:57 pm

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/hu ... 9f0ccd.lpf

<h2>Swoop on spud gun boy</h2>

ARMED police swooped on a residential street to arrest a boy with a spud gun.

Police were called to Winston Crescent, Biggleswade, to a report of a youngster carrying a firearm.

The force helicopter was scrambled, an armed unit was sent out, and the road closed off.

But when officers visited the 15-year-old's house, it turned out the only weapons in his possession were a potato gun and a BB gun.

He was cautioned following the incident on Wednesday night.

A spokesman for Bedfordshire police said: "The firearm turned out to be a spud gun, but the person who called the police did exactly the right thing. If you have any sort of gun at all, don't carry it in public."
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Postby SpudMonster » Tue May 30, 2006 5:03 pm

I wonder if he was a member here...
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Postby DanielS » Tue May 30, 2006 5:28 pm

Serves the kid right for walking around in public with a bb gun that probably looked real. It's a shame that he made the rest of us look bad by carrying a spudgun.
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Postby darkghost » Tue May 30, 2006 5:57 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by DanielS
[br]Serves the kid right for walking around in public with a bb gun that probably looked real. It's a shame that he made the rest of us look bad by carrying a spudgun.
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its a shame you posted

The kid did NOTHING wrong, are we supposed to fire spud guns in our homes?
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Postby aetherguy881 » Tue May 30, 2006 6:00 pm

Don't paint it so it looks real, if it was painted.

"A fire arm is use for sport (or fun) shooting, a weapon is using a firearm to intentionaly hurt someone or something." -Ray Hanley, Rifle director at Camp Mattatuck.
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Postby spuzi14 » Tue May 30, 2006 7:23 pm

aetherguy881 I agree with that quote 100%.
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Postby harmon12407 » Tue May 30, 2006 9:41 pm

originally posted by DanielS: quote- "Serves the kid right for walking around in public with a bb gun that probably looked real."

it says that "when officers visited the 15-year-old's house" they found a bb gun and a potato gun. he wasnt carrying it in the street.

i agree with you other guys, he did nothing wrong.
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Postby saladtossser » Tue May 30, 2006 9:54 pm

visited? that sounds too nice

it probably went something like
COME OUT WITH YOUR HAND UP
or
POLICE! OPEN THIS DOOR, WE HAVE A SEARCH WARRENT

and honestly, i do not see the point of having a toy gun that does not look real...
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Postby Navigator7 » Tue May 30, 2006 11:32 pm

Still...what's wrong with carrying a BB gun or a 30-30 ,in public?
I don't get it.

Sound like England...and that explains a lot...but if it was the states.....BFD.
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Postby spudshot » Wed May 31, 2006 5:40 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Navigator7
[br]Still...what's wrong with carrying a BB gun or a 30-30 ,in public?
I don't get it.
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exactly, i'm usually toting a pellet gun with me when i'm walking on the back roads around here, just for plinking/snakes
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