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Posted: 9/16/2004 12:43:40 PM EST
Hi,

Ive found this site really helpful and was thinking about getting a membership and som AR forum stuff but there is no shipping option to the UK just to the US and Canada, Is there anything I can do?

Thanks for any help,

Leonhug.gif
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:47:04 PM EST
Move to America. We will trade you for 2 liberal types.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:47:54 PM EST
deal
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:01:54 PM EST
um... I thought you couldn't even own paintball guns in GBR?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:04:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 1:05:08 PM EST by leonUK]
lol yeah we can, the closest thing we can get are semi auto .22 ar's and striaght pull .223's,you need to be a member of a gun club for years to qualify to own a .223, thats what im working on now,its all nuts
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:05:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 1:06:21 PM EST by sherm8404]
I thought if you expressed desire to own a gun you were put in jail.

We'll send you pictures of AR15's if you want.


They'll figure something out for you.

Good luck
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:11:32 PM EST
thankshis
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:13:13 PM EST
Let us know when you're coming to visit.


I'll have to admit,

Your beer is better.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:16:51 PM EST
hehehe its not bad at allhe
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:19:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 1:28:22 PM EST by 1Andy2]

Originally Posted By leonUK:
lol yeah we can, the closest thing we can get are semi auto .22 ar's and striaght pull .223's,you need to be a member of a gun club for years to qualify to own a .223, thats what im working on now,its all nuts



what about mag restrictions? .22 lr AR would be kinda fun for plinkin. as long as they didn't limit mag capacity as I suspect they do.

you have to be a member of a gun club? whats the purpose of that?


eta: Leon, NYC is one of the most restrictive areas on guns in the U.S.

compare that to my home state of Tx where:

You may own a machine-gun, any caliber (subject to NFA)
You may own any semi-auto rifle. You don't have to register it either.
You may own any pistol.
There are no mag restrictions.
You may carry a pistol concealed with a permit. This permit must be issued if you qualify and take a short training course.
You may carry a long-gun openly (the cops will probably harrass you though).
You may transport a firearm pretty much wherever you want to.

Hell, I keep a shotgun in my van all the time for self-defense purposes.

Basically my state has almost no gun restrictions. Mostly we're just covered by federal laws.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:29:44 PM EST
mag capacity is limited to 10 rounds I guess the idea about the gun club is to make sure that only keen target shooters get hold of .223 +larger calibers (there is a talk of a .50 ban here too),as for the ministry of truth thing, it's probably only a matter of time!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:33:07 PM EST
thanks for the information, very interesting stuffhave speak to you all later hopefully

Leon
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:28:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 12:29:24 PM EST by leonUK]
hi,

woah this forum moves fast, i've just had my bday and have some cash, but it will probably end up on my carhandgunner

Cheers,

Leon
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:31:44 PM EST
I know this is off topic, but.....................................I miss Benny Hill!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:34:15 PM EST
he was great
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:35:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 12:35:57 PM EST by Nexus6]

Originally Posted By sherm8404:
Let us know when you're coming to visit.


I'll have to admit,

Your beer is better.



But the food... yeech...

Lovely place to visit though.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:37:24 PM EST
If you ever decide to spend another vacation over here let us know. I'm sure there can be an informal shoot setup quickly. Might even get a chance to try out a few full autos or something.

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:37:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:39:42 PM EST
When you visit the US next, make it to Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona, Nevada or one of the other states where citizens are truly free.

Oh, and I think he is worth more than only two liberals. One gun-loving, freedom-loving individual is worth at least 100 liberals.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:41:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7:
If you ever decide to spend another vacation over here let us know. I'm sure there can be an informal shoot setup quickly. Might even get a chance to try out a few full autos or something.




That would be absolutly amazingthanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:53:26 PM EST
my dad just spent about a month in Virginia and Utah for work, maybe i could talk him into letting me tag along on his next trip
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:56:19 PM EST
Where in Virginia he was visiting?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:12:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 1:27:06 PM EST by warlord]
leonUK: A great big W E L C O M E ! to our friend from across the pond.
A pint of Watneys

I do invite you to join our forum and become a bronze member, though not mandatory, you will learn alot. We,ve some very highly technical type people here. We've also got people from all walks of life, from high school students to PhDs & MDs, and everybody in between. The cost is $20US, I don't know how to translate that into pounds and shillings though you will have to figure that out yourself. You folks are about 8 hours ahead of us in the USA. We've got 4 times zone in the Continental USA. A fellow Brit who posts here goes by the nickname of vito113.

Getting American magazines(the reading kind) is probably pretty expensive considering the extra postal fees involved. I personally subscribe to American Handgunner, the only problem with it is that it is only published once every 2 months. I like that magazine alot.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:17:11 PM EST
Welcome to AR15.com! You might want to talk to vito113. He's our most prolific Englishman, and he apparently has one of those straight-pull 223 ARs.

And yes, New York City is one of the most restrictive places in the US, as far as gun laws are concerned. But, there are dozens of states that have virtually no state-level gun laws. Most of the South and Midwest have very few restrictions, but the West Coast and the Northeast are generally the most restrictive. Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Arizona come to mind as the best, but there are many others. Stay away from New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, and California, though. I believe Miami is one of the few really big cities with almost no gun laws. It's quite liberal, but the rest of Florida passed a pre-emption laws preventing them from making any gun laws. If you ever come over to the US, let us know (try the hometown forums for the area), and we may be able to set up some shooting.

Just as a warning, there's a lot of political flamingdiscussion here, but make sure you have a thick skin before you jump into the fray.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:20:42 PM EST
You don't need to worry about the shipping on the membership, of course. And if you are interested in purchasing some of the merchandise send an email or IM to one of the staff members listed under the "about us" button near the top of this page (next to the Armalite lion and Bushmaster snake).

We're very glad to have you here and would appreciate your active involvement.

Dry Brit humor can be quite popular around here.

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:28:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By 9X19:
Where in Virginia he was visiting?


I think it was a place called Wise,theres a UVA campus therehanks I would like to become a member but I cant see a UK option when I fill in my credit card details, just US and Canada, If i just select US will that confuse the credit card company when they try and bill me??


Just as a warning, there's a lot of political flamingdiscussion here, but make sure you have a thick skin before you jump into the fray.
Ive read a few threads and seen that mr Kerry isnt too popularh=85%

You don't need to worry about the shipping on the membership, of course. And if you are interested in purchasing some of the merchandise send an email or IM to one of the staff members listed under the "about us" button near the top of this page (next to the Armalite lion and Bushmaster snake).

We're very glad to have you here and would appreciate your active involvement.

Dry Brit humor can be quite popular around here.




Thanks Palo_Duro
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:30:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:41:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Whitedog:
Move to America. We will trade you for 2 liberal types.




Really...We're Serious


Here's to ya Lad

Welcome and don't be a stranger!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:01:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By leonUK:
I think it was a place called Wise,theres a UVA campus there,thanks warlord and mace I would like to become a member but I cant see a UK option when I fill in my credit card details, just US and Canada, If i just select US will that confuse the credit card company when they try and bill me??


A lot of those credit card companies such as Visa, MasterCard etc, are pretty much multi-national. I bet that your credit card company can figure out which currency you bought your goods and services and translate it into your local currency. I bought some coins from the Royal Canadian Mint a few years back, and my credit card company just converted the Canadian dollars into US dollars. I would call them up on the telephone and ask them just to be sure though.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:29:34 PM EST
I grew up in New York City and had to shoot my compound bow into a foam target in my parents apartment. My poor parents. Generally, one should forget about owning firearms legally there

But the all the firearms I've bought since my majority, I've been able to tote out the same day I bought them. It all depends on what state you live in.

You might ask yourself seriously: How do I really want to live my life? For example, if you were a Stoner 63 rifle admirer and backcountry skier, and you like Mormon women, you might want to move to Salt Lake City.

I dunno, I realize that Britain has health care and to me that's very good, but the fact that pro-hunters have to storm Parliament like a bunch of fruit bats in order to be heard is pretty offputting.

And I have to think that should I be faced with the prospect of a neutered "AR flavored" .223, I would choose a Daisy BB gun or maybe a popsicle stick launcher.

Can you hire gyppos to play music in your hatchback automobile in Britain?

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:42:23 PM EST
I bought some 577-450 cases from Kynoch and some other parts for my Martini from another outfit in the UK. Used my credit card. The credit card company did the conversion. No problems. Call them and ask them.

It is so ironic that the country who gave us the basis for our Declaration and Constitution has devolved into a socialist country. Makes you wonder what your fathers achieved by defeating the 3rd Reich in WWII. What the hell happened to you guys?
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