"A collector of World War II memorabilia has been jailed for four years after a pistol which he had hung on a wall turned out to be a prohibited weapon. David Elwyn Richards, 35, of Rhos, near Wrexham, said he had not realised the pistol could be fired and was illegal.You heard it here, folks.
Police found the military-issue revolver and an air rifle, which he was banned from owning due to a previous jail sentence, during a search...
They had been found at his parents' home in Johnstown, Wrexham, where he had previously lived, after police executed a search warrant.
Andrew Jebb, defending, told the court that Richards had put the pistol - a Webley Mark Four .445 calibre service revolver - in a drawer in his former bedroom because his new girlfriend had objected to it being on the wall. He had not been in that room for about 10 months...
The court also heard that Richards had neither realised the revolver was a prohibited weapon, nor that it could fire bullets. He said his client would have handed into police when he had surrendered an old shotgun during a firearms amnesty.
Mr Jebb told the court that Richards had had the pistol for about six years. He said it had been on the wall when police officers had visited the house in the past, but that none of them said there was anything wrong with the Richards having it.
The air rifle, which did not work, had been bought in the hope that Richards' son would use it as a hobby later in life, the barrister added...
Judge John Rogers QC said the offences carried a minimum of five years' imprisonment but deemed there had been exceptional circumstances in Richards' case. He reduced the sentences to four years to run concurrently.
The overall purpose of this specific legislation is to reduce the number of firearms in circulation, said Judge Rogers.
'It does not matter for what purpose someone has possession of a prohibited weapon. In the end, I have to remember that Parliament has indicated a five year minimum and I can only go below that in exceptional circumstances. I go as low as I can but I cannot go lower than four years'."
In this day an age an Englishman will get at least four years for having the wrong ornament hanging on his wall or cluttering up his drawers.
If you were to check out all of the information at this website, you would find an enormous collection of dreadful non-indigenous individuals who have spent less time in prison after committing extremely serious violent crimes.
One law for us, another for them.
Who possess the guns in our society? The psychopathic cops who shot Jean Charles de Menezez had guns. The Blair/Brown - Clegg/Cameron Thought Police are better armed now than any British police force has ever been. The British Army has plenty of weaponry. It is needed so that they can go fight, kill and die in the wars Tony Blair and his benefactors over the water created.
Who else is armed to the teeth in this country? Well, the criminal fraternity also has more firepower now than it ever did. And the areas where the black communities predominate are known to be awash with guns.
I've never heard of a black bloke getting four years for having a gun on a wall or in a drawer, which he hasn't touched for 10 months. I don't think such sentences are ever contemplated.
I think sentences like these are reserved for us white types. You know, those that the politicians once looked upon as the solid citizenry of Britain.
We are the enemy now. We are the ones THEY are determined to subjugate.
If you haven't figured this out yet, wake up and see what THEY did to your world whilst you were sleeping.