I really can’t make this stuff up.
The Home Secretary said exemptions could be made for responsible collectors of deactivated firearms, of which there are an estimated 120,000 in Britain.
The move will affect weapons which were deactivated before 1995, when new standards were introduced to make it harder to convert non-firing guns back into lethal weapons. But police report that many firearms now being used in crime were deactivated before 1995.
At this juncture, there really aren’t words. I mean, they are essentially banning the collection of broken guns; guns that were deactivated to a non-firing status. Now, this isn’t “ATF deactivated” where they cut the receiver into pieces, but rather “rendered inoperable”, which I would assume means that they’ve had key firing parts welded together or removed.
Honestly though, I can’t quite understand the silliness of this; you are banning broken guns. Broken. Guns.