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Speedy Builder510/03/2022 06:32:42
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The current thread on Mystery Object I am finding increasingly distasteful. Here we are with a war in Ukraine, a humanitarian crisis and we have 3 pages on bullet design.

Although we stray away from Model Engineering on this forum, I believe the current thread should be closed. We are not a gun club, other sites exist for these discussions and I think that the moderators should close this discussion down.

Those in favour, support this thread.

Bob

mike robinson 210/03/2022 07:20:40
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In fact the possesion of blank rounds, empty caes and projectiles are illegal as these can be re-purposed and re-used. I recommend the thread is dropped.

JasonB10/03/2022 07:43:08
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No matter the current situation we seem to get this almost every time a firearms thread appears and general consensus is that it is acceptable.

Many members here have or do shoot competatively so may legally possess these items and shooting is one of their hobbies.

We have international members who's country may have different gun laws and where "gun smithing" is a far bigger hobby than it is in the UK.

From the thread images are being posted from the net not images of what someone has in their own possession.

I'd say the thread has more place on this forum that the choice of tomato plant, financial surnames or Philosophical maxims

Edited By JasonB on 10/03/2022 07:51:01

mgnbuk10/03/2022 07:45:23
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The thread mentioned is in "The Tea Room" - supposedly a place for non-mainstream ME discussions ?

If the content is not of interest to you, or you find it "distasteful", then don't read it or get involved - that the thread has run to 3 pages suggets that others do find it interesting.

"Closing the discussion down" will not change the dreadful situation in Ukraine in the slightest.

Nigel B.

Michael Gilligan10/03/2022 07:54:58
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Thank you, Nigel

… I couldn’t have put it better myself.

MichaelG.

Hopper10/03/2022 07:57:48
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Posted by JasonB on 10/03/2022 07:43:08:

We have international members who's country may have different gun laws and where "gun smithing" is a far bigger hobby than it is in the UK.

Certainly in the USA gunsmithing would be a more popular hobby than model engineering. It's probably THE major home machineshop activity. Guns don't excite me (Saw enough and heard enough about them when I lived in Zimbabwe) but there is some interesting engineering in them and many of the gunsmithing techniques and tools are downright ingenious and worth knowing about for other use.

Tony Pratt 110/03/2022 08:17:37
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Posted by mike robinson 2 on 10/03/2022 07:20:40:

In fact the possesion of blank rounds, empty caes and projectiles are illegal as these can be re-purposed and re-used. I recommend the thread is dropped.

I'm not sure if that is entirely correct, where does your information come from?

Tony

Former Member10/03/2022 08:19:12
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David Jenner10/03/2022 08:25:04
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Interested in the comment " In fact the possesion of blank rounds, empty caes and projectiles are illegal as these can be re-purposed and re-used. I recommend the thread is dropped. " Its been a while since I perused the firearms act but could anyone direct me to the paragraph concerning empty cases and projectiles? Also, from memory, blank rounds did not need a firearms certificate to hold or purchase when I had my certificate.

Dave

Ady110/03/2022 08:47:26
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If anyone doesn't like a thread then they can simply ignore it

First World problems eh, tsk tsk tsk

Mick B110/03/2022 08:52:25
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I think threads should generally be permitted to drop naturally from discussion rather than be closed.

I put in several posts on the thread concerned, and I didn't expect to put in more, as it appeared to me that rational discussion of the available evidence had already been exhausted.

Baz10/03/2022 08:54:03
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I find the subject interesting and think it should continue, as said earlier gunsmithing techniques are ingenious and as model engineers these techniques may well be useful to us in our workshops.

JasonB10/03/2022 09:32:49
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Br, simply the three subjects nearest the top of the tearoom topics that have nothing to do with engineering. Just so happens two we're started by you.

May be a good time to remind all that even tea room subjects are meant to have some relation to engineering. So shape of a bullet or design of new pylons ok

Former Member10/03/2022 09:37:30
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Hollowpoint10/03/2022 09:37:43
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Up until now I've kept out of these type of "should we allow" discussions. But seriously some of you need to man up.

This being offended, complaining and wanting things removed because they don't fit your point of view tactic seems to be more and more common in todays day and age. (Especially amongst far left authoritarian types). And it's appalling.

Don't read it or grow a thicker skin. It's that easy.

Mick B110/03/2022 09:44:08
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Posted by Hollowpoint on 10/03/2022 09:37:43:

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This being offended, complaining and wanting things removed because they don't fit your point of view tactic seems to be more and more common in todays day and age. (Especially amongst far left authoritarian types). And it's appalling.

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There are plenty of authoritarians at both ends.

Howi10/03/2022 09:48:52
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It's not that THEY don't want to read it, but that YOU should not read it.

The WOKE brigade strike again, do as I say, not as I do.

Lefty Liberal elite who want to control everything we do, say or think.

If you think '1984' was fiction, it's just a bit later arriving.

The thought police are here and active.

Nil iligitum...as they say

Hollowpoint10/03/2022 09:57:58
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Posted by Mick B1 on 10/03/2022 09:44:08:
Posted by Hollowpoint on 10/03/2022 09:37:43:

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This being offended, complaining and wanting things removed because they don't fit your point of view tactic seems to be more and more common in todays day and age. (Especially amongst far left authoritarian types). And it's appalling.

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There are plenty of authoritarians at both ends.

That is true. But at least those at the other end of the spectrum generally don't give a sh** about what you say, or who to.

Robin10/03/2022 09:58:17
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There is always a war somewhere. If you ban every topic anyone finds distasteful or annoying then you are left with donkey rescue and kittens smiley

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