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Posted: 6/6/2002 11:32:16 AM EDT
www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2002260304,00.html

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By JOHN ASKILL

TWO gun-mad teachers were behind bars last night after hiding a sickening arsenal of weapons at their homes.
The obsessed pair had hoarded their lethal collections despite a nationwide ban after the Dunblane massacre six years ago.

Cops found THIRTEEN handguns at the home of primary school teacher Thomas Hosty, 53. He also had two CS gas canisters, a stun gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.



EXCLUSIVE

Gun-mad teachers jailed



Arsenal of evil ... some of the guns and ammunition found at homes of the teachers




By JOHN ASKILL

TWO gun-mad teachers were behind bars last night after hiding a sickening arsenal of weapons at their homes.
The obsessed pair had hoarded their lethal collections despite a nationwide ban after the Dunblane massacre six years ago.

Cops found THIRTEEN handguns at the home of primary school teacher Thomas Hosty, 53. He also had two CS gas canisters, a stun gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.



Thomas Hosty ... 13 guns hidden in house


Ex-secondary school master Borys Dmytrenko, 49, kept two loaded handguns by his bed.

Hosty was jailed for 12 months and Dymtrenko for six at Derby Crown Court after admitting possessing illegal firearms and ammunition.

They were trapped in a massive police operation designed to halt the rocketing supply of guns to Britain’s crime gangs.

Instead police found a network of middle-class gun nuts who had refused to hand in weapons after Dunblane — when madman Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and their teacher — and the Hungerford horror of 1987.


Many of the guns had been converted, some had their appearance changed and some had serial numbers shaved off.

They included a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver and a double-barrelled .22 Derringer pistol.

Hosty had kept one of the handguns fully loaded in a bedside cabinet at his home in Shaw, Greater Manchester.

He and retired teacher Dmytrenko, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, were members of the Diggle gun club in Oldham.

Last night a police source said: “We were shocked that two teachers, one at a primary school, should be involved given the horrors of Dunblane.

“But what is more shocking is that this appears to be the tip of the iceberg. We are finding weapons turning up all over the place as a result of this investigation.

“Previously intelligence has suggested weapons coming in from Eastern Europe. But many of the handguns used in gangland killings and murders across the UK have originally come from sources like this within this country.

“We are sure that a great many firearms are still being held illegally by gun obsessives such as these and that is obviously a danger to the public.”

He added: “Hosty said he had guns to protect his family because there had been a rise in crime in his area.

“But there had been no more than a handful of crimes in the past two years.”

Four other men appeared in court on firearms charges. Fireman Howard Foster, 42, of Halifax, West Yorks, got a six-month suspended sentence. Engineer James Whitehead, 64, of Shaw — who police said converted many of the guns — will be sentenced later.

Anton Ramsden 60, of Shaw, and John Hoarden 51, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, were given community service orders.



Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:34:54 AM EDT

caption:Arsenal of evil ... some of the guns and ammunition found at homes of the teachers



Humm.... arsenal....??? Looks kinda small....
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:35:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:48:49 AM EDT
god i hate that fucking country.
"arsenal"??? heck, i have more than that in my bathroom.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 12:23:19 PM EDT
He added: “Hosty said he had guns to protect his family because there had been a rise in crime in his area.

“But there had been no more than a handful of crimes in the past two years.”



I thought that crime had SKYROCKETED in England.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 12:23:50 PM EDT
I saw on the Daily Show, John Stewart had some Brit actor who admitted that you were more likely to be crime victim there than even in NYC. Even after they banned all handguns. Do they get it yet, Nooooooooo!
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 12:30:23 PM EDT
I believe you.MY comment was made to question the statement:
“But there had been no more than a handful of crimes in the past two years.”


Sounds like BS to me.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 12:37:17 PM EDT

And get the propaganda here, not just and arsenal, but and "arsenal of EVIL" as if the guns by themselves are bad...


To guys horting guns for protection aginst gangs and crime are a "danger to the public" if so, then what are the cops? Roaming bands of armed and uniformed mercenaries with ticking time bombs strapped to thier hips?

The scarry thing is a good portion of the sheeple here think raiding homes to find guns is o.k. as long as you leave the guys drugs alone because you're only looking for guns. If the guy has drugs or child porn them just move on the next house.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 12:39:38 PM EDT


As far as the poll goes, to me 30,40 50+ guns owned by an individual is a collection, an arsenal is a large number of the same weapon to be given out to troops in time of war.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 1:24:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 1:58:01 PM EDT
come on troy, "will be"???
LOL!
the best thing we ever did in this country was throw them out on their asses.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 3:43:18 PM EDT
Brits are a bunch of wussies... after all, we had to bail them out twice the last century.

If they weren't wussies, their gun club would go break them out of jail, after all, they are armed and the Bobbies are not.

The Nuremburg defense "just following orders" got a lot of people hung after WWII.

Disarming the citizens is a crime against humanity. Any amount of resistance to such tyranny is moral.

We should never let it get that far here. If we do, who is going to come bail us out?
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