Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Arseholes that use fireworks as weapons

If they aim them at property- charge them with attempted arson.
If the set something on fire- charge them with arson.
If they fire them at people, nail them under the Arms Act.

I'm no lawyer, but those roman candle things seem to meet the definition of a 'Firearm'

(There is an exclusion from being classed as an explosive)




AARMS ACT 19832. Interpretation—
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2.Interpretation—



``Firearm''—
(a)Means anything from which any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile can be discharged by force of explosive; and
(b)Includes—
(i)Anything that has been adapted so that it can be used to discharge a shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile by force of explosive; and
(ii)Anything which is not for the time being capable of discharging any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile but which, by its completion or the replacement of any component part or parts or the correction or repair of any defect or defects, would be a firearm within the meaning of paragraph (a) of this definition or subparagraph (i) of this paragraph; and
(iii)Anything (being a firearm within the meaning of paragraph (a) of this definition or subparagraph (i) of this paragraph) which is for the time being dismantled or partially dismantled; and
(iv)Any specially dangerous airgun:

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Also, if Guy Fawkes stretches our emergency services to the limit- that is a real worry and says much about the sad state of those services! (IF and its a big IF- you can believe the media and other axe-grinders)

2 comments:

Brian Smaller said...

Good idea. Trouble is socialists like MORE laws, even when there are perfectly useful ones on the books already. Some moron in South Auckland or Masterton fires fireworks at people, my kids miss out on once a year fun in the backyard.

Murray said...

A law is not a law if it is not enforced.

We're sending people home on murder charges, you really think the police are going to have people free for this?

Besides, there's more return in speed cameras.