Originally Posted by m chappelow
not too sure if the flare guns are legal for us in the uk, owing to recent handgun laws ,someone will enlighten me perhaps , but theres a horrific video on youtube showing a drunk on a boat messing about with one and he shoots himself in the head , he luckly survives with a burned hair and a massive banging headache.
They aren't. Even when they were it was such a pain in the arse to meet the licence requirements that it wasn't worth the bother-my father had one and I can vividly remember the argument he had with the police jobsworths about it.
It went something like:-
"where do you store it and where do you keep the ammunition?"
'On the boat in the chart table.'
"It needs to be kept in a locked cabinet and the ammunition needs to be kept separate"
'It's a flare gun. I need it to be easily accessible.'
"It needs to be kept in a locked cabinet and the ammunition needs to be locked away separately"
'How am I supposed to use it in an emergency if the ammunition is locked away separately?'
"It needs to be kept in a locked cabinet and the ammunition needs to be locked away separately".
Ad nauseam til he dumped it on the counter at the police station and said ' you deal with the damn thing then'.
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