Monday, July 11, 2011

Blunkett to ban replica guns

A ban on the carrying of replica guns and air weapons in public was announced by the home secretary, David Blunkett, last night, in advance of publication today of official figures showing that gun crime has risen by 20% in the past year, from around 7,000 to 9,000 offences.

The second part of the package tightening Britain's gun laws in the wake of the killing of two teenage girls in Birmingham last week will also ban under-18s from owning airguns and only permit teenagers to use guns under the supervision of an adult over 21.

The home secretary is also close to announcing a ban on the sale and manufacture of specialist replica guns such as the Brocock, which are particularly easy to convert to fire live ammunition.

Existing owners of the "tandem air cartridge systems", as they are known, will be given a choice of being licensed or handing in their guns.

The decision to act against the carrying of imitation firearms follows a campaign by the police who say they are used in an estimated 60% of robberies, and by young men as a "fashion accessory" and a means of intimidation.

The exact number of replica guns in circulation is unknown but it is thought to be more than 500,000. Legislation is to be introduced to create a new criminal offence of carrying a replica or blank-firing gun in public without a good reason.

The ban is not designed to outlaw toy guns but to hit those criminals who use "realistic" replicas.

The Home Office minister, Bob Ainsworth, said last night: "Replica guns are often used in crime and cause real difficul ties for police officers who have to decide - often in highly pressured situations - if they are real or not. A ban on carrying them in public without good reason will help the police to tackle those out to cause fear and commit crime."

In July 2001 a traffic warden, Derek Bennett, 29, was shot dead by a police marksman in Brixton while carrying what police thought was a handgun. It was later discovered to be a gun-shaped cigarette lighter.

The ban on replica weapons will not be total. Their public use in theatres, museums, reputable collections and for historical reenactments will still be allowed.

The decision will hit the replica industry hard. Sales of replicas have soared since the ban on handguns announced in the wake of the Dunblane school massacre, doubling to £9.8m a year.

Sportsmarketing, the largest importer of replica weapons to Britain, yesterday said the government should concentrate on the illegal gun trade.

The ban on teenagers' owning air pistols is designed to hit a problem of louts using these weapons to terrorise their communities.

Other countries such as France and Belgium have gone further and banned uncertified lookalikes and toys. But a Home Office spokeswoman said: "It's about people causing difficulties for police officers and that's obviously different from a child in the street playing cowboys and indians."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Replica Guns

I would like to cover every aspect of this topic. In order to keep things short I have only included the major topics detailed as good as possible.

There are many people who like to own guns of dissimilar makes and vintages. As some of these types of guns can be very expensive to own they will look around to purchase other types of guns. Some of the more popular types of guns that you can buy are replica guns. These guns can be actual firearms or they can be toy guns that look very similar to real firearms.

The illumination replica guns that we will be able to find are in many cases bb guns and air soft guns. The details that have been worked into these guns make them very interesting if you are thought about adding unlike types of guns both real and illumination and Sportsman like guns to your gun collection. The details that make these replica guns look like genuine firearms is only broken by the brilliant blaze Orange colored bbl tip.

Without this colored tip the bb guns and air soft guns will resemble real firearms, which is the aim of these replica guns. The other case of replication gun that you can find will be real firearms that have been made to resemble firearms from sooner periods. These replica guns are perfect tense in every detail and you will feel as if you actually do own a piece of history.

As these replica guns are not the actual period gun the cost of these guns will not be as expensive as the real McCoy. Till now it is still worth buying these replica guns as you may not be able to own the real firearm. As these guns are not the priceless reliable weapons from past you can use them to add some feel to your decor. These replica guns also make great gifts for the gun enthusiast in your family or for some that you know.

There are illustration where replica guns are used for live re-enactments of history. Sometimes these guns are secondhand in theatre product where historic details are very necessary to add that spark of realism to the production. You will also find that replica guns have been exploited in various movies and telecasting programs as well.

Some of the types of replica guns include flintlocks, rifles, musketsScience Articles, modern automatic guns and of course you can find revolvers that have been designed in replication form as well. All of these types of replica guns are perfect when you need some history in your life. Owning replica guns is a good investing when you are unwilling to pay large sums of money for versatile guns without knowing much about firearms.

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Fallout 3 gun replica

Remember a while back when a game prop-replica maker named Harrison Krix created a cool-as-school replica of the Portal gun? Well, he's been keeping extremely busy since then with a number of different game-related projects.

His latest effort is a commission for a AER9 Laser Rifle as seen in Fallout 3.

Krix goes into extreme detail on his web site on how he build the gun replica for a fan who wanted to use it for a Fallout 3 Vault Dweller cosplay costume.

As you can see above the final result is pretty spectacular and we are sure that the person who hired Krix to make the gun got more than his money's worth.

Replica Gun

I have seen a lot of awesome replica props from games and movies. I rarely met one that I didn't like or at least thought it was interesting.

I still think the God of War Chaos Blade replica is one of the coolest props around, but those don't come with a "how it's made" recap for all to see and make feeble attempts at recreating. Harrison Krix who runs a blog called Volpin Props just posted this work of art you see above.

It's a replica of the M8 Assault Rifle used my Commander Shepard and crew in the Mass Effect games. An amazing accomplishment!

He details how he made it here on his blog. And by detail I mean he provides pictures and explanations of what he did and why. Cool no? A really enjoyable read that makes you appreciate his skill, the badass f*cking tools he has in his shop, and the creativity.

It indeed will inspire you to think what you can do in your own garage. Guess its time to start saving up for that vacuformer?