By Tom Knighton
The great thing about the Christmas season is, for me, that it’s the time of year I break out my DVD of A Christmas Story. The tale of Ralphie and his desperation to get his Red Ryder BB gun reminds me of my own youth. It was a birthday for me, but I wanted a BB gun so bad…and I got a Red Ryder.
That was well before the movie, mind you. It was the first time I’d even heard of the venerable line of air rifles. Alas, mine lacked the compass in the stock, but oh well. It was still the makings of an awesome childhood.
That’s also a childhood UK seeks to deny people, apparently.
Just as many American children are hoping that Santa Claus leaves them a BB or pellet gun under the Christmas tree, the Government of the United Kingdom is moving forward with plans to deliver a lump of coal to British subjects. According to a press release from the UK’s Home Office, the government has contacted stakeholders as part of a review into the air gun laws in England and Wales.
Making clear that their intent to further restrict air gun ownership …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms