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    Default Re: Scottish MSP tries to stop a new gunsmiths from opening in Edinburgh

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourach View Post
    You could argue the case with feral goats - indeed there was a recent cull in the Lomond NP but there’s no sport to be had targeting a domesticated blackface tup. That’s not hunting, that’s an execution!
    Yep, to me and you its a strange target/trophy, but same tup was probably destined for slaughter, and perhaps was a bit of a brat to catch up!

    In any event, can some one tell me the difference beween this huntress doing what she does, legally, and actually taking photos of the culled beasts, and the gazillion "trophy shots" we see on here regarding todays wondrous catch?
    Photos which so often show the live trophy being subjected to stress, prior to being returned "successfully" to their environment.

    As to the MSP objection, after having read it through, its not shooting per se he is objecting too, just the siting of the shop.
    Would expect same objection for many premises opposite primary school!

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    bert

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    Default Re: Scottish MSP tries to stop a new gunsmiths from opening in Edinburgh

    Quote Originally Posted by mrnotherone View Post
    I have no interest in guns or gun shops, but I wonder if the MP would be writing letters if it was an off license, fast food joint or chemist across the street? Far more risk to the school kids.

    I thought MP's were there to represent their constituents not bang on about their own prejudices.
    I suspect the MP would act on what the parents of the primary school asked him to, is that not his job? parents with kids in a primary school with a gun shop opening across the road..in an age of school shootings? or maybe just not wanting their pre teens to be peering into the window at hunting hardware?


    Over reactive? over defensive? then they are behaving in the same way as many posting here, just an observation.

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    Default Re: Scottish MSP tries to stop a new gunsmiths from opening in Edinburgh

    Been working with a lad from G*van (masked the name so not to stigmatise folk!). He's still in his 20's and when going to school he always had one of those glass iron bru bottles for your protection in your bag which you always had a little bit of liquid left in just in case you were pulled by the police. He also said he used to carry a hammer? I guess with a bag of nails so the police wouldn't question why an 11yr had a 20oz lump of metal in his bag. My point is politicians say things most of the time because they think they should say things, without any logical assessment other than it will play well, and despite the real issues they should be tackling.

    Funnily enough the last time he was really intimidated was when he shared a lift with Ruth Davidson whilst working in the Scottish parliament.

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