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Originally posted by thoughtsfull
On the flip side, given how inexperienced most people are with guns in the UK, adding fear and panic in a SHTF situation might make them rather trigger happy.. so perhaps it might be better if they where not armed with firearms.
Originally posted by minkey53
In my "Go Pack" which is ready and waiting, just in case like, I have got all the usual batteries, two-way radios, compass, knife and other survival bits.
BUT, I have also got a full power Air Pistol .22 which is completely legal to own and use on your land / property or a friendly farmers field. I am also in the process of getting an Air Rifle with scope, again completely legal to purchase here in the UK as long as you're over the age of 18 etc.
My Pistol fits in my Go Pack (large camera bag) and the rifle would be easy to carry or throw in your car too. Pellets are less than 1p each (tins of 500) and they will kill a rabbit / squirrel / bird (whatever takes your fancy) if you need a meal. Sounds bad but when you gotta eat, you would do it!
In the U.K it is against the law to kill seagulls or interfere with their nests under the countryside and wildlife act