By Tom Knighton
Something a lot of gun control proponents never think about is how labyrinthine regulations open up opportunities for graft and corruption. When people can’t understand the law or when they have to jump through hoops, there will be those willing to pay to make their lives easier. More importantly, there will be those who will want money from people when they aren’t supposed to.
A great example popped up recently in the U.K.
A former police constable who charged almost £400 for gun control advicewhich should have been free, demanding payment from two hotels, is facing jail.
Paul Duffield, 55, billed the Black Swan Hotel for £393 and also tried to charge the Feversham Arms Hotel while he held the post of civilian firearms enforcement officer at North Yorkshire Police.
Yorkshire is known for its driven grouse shooting on the moors which straddle the A1 motorway.
Both of the hotels Duffieldadvised are in the market town of Helmsley, which is considered a hotspot for the sport and hosts shooting parties involving hundreds of game.
Duffieldadmitted two counts of misconduct in a public office and two counts of possessing firearms without authority at Teesside Crown Court.
In other words, because of the difficult to navigate …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms