1148Re: rifled flintlocks in the UK
- May 5, 1999
>I honestly can't believe the beauracratic "bull***t! one must go through toActually, (because I wrote in a confused manner in my orig. post) the whole
>bring a flintlock rifle or musket into the UK. The forms and sponsors and
>the cost of 24 pounds to get a piece of paper saying you can come in with
>your gun! 24 pounds is a lot to pay for the privilege of going bang!
shebang is only 12 pounds. But, hey- that's Cool Britannia- and those are
the laws I must obey, or it's "Strangeways, Here We Come"..... :^) Probably,
nobody in blue will even give a pot's toss about me and the rifle whilst I'm
over there, but then again?
>I realize we in Canuck land have strict gun laws but the UK's are crazy.Mebbe so- but they are the "sandbox gods" over there- and BJ Klinton and
Tony Blair are best buddies, so...look for that here in the US of A pretty
(Hey, 1812ers in the USA- did you know that Mr Clinton wants black-powder
purchasers to undergo computerised background checks and be kept in a
database? Just how many guys in shakos are planning to attack a high
>Sadly I don't think I'd ever do a re-enactment there.Well, I'll let you know how it all turns out. But, seriously, ACW reenactors
go over there all the time for reenactments, and nobody seems to care. I
detest gun control, i.e. victim disarmament, but, when I'm in somebody
else's country, I must obey the laws- or else.
>In regards to the French forces or "Evil Empire" at Fort York, I hear they"May the farce be with you".... :^) But seriously, what Crown Forces groups
>are going to set up speakers on the field so when the "Evil Empire" forces
>deploy on the field they can play Darth Vader's theme music.
>(yah I know it was a bad joke but what the hell, isn't there a new Star
>Wars movie coming out?).
are coming to Ft York?
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