“A gun club director has been spared jail after he was caught flouting his weapons licence,” we learn via the good folks at manchestereveningnews.co.uk. And what, you ask, constitutes “flouting” firearms-wise in The Land of Hope and Glory? “Police firearms licensing officers found Frank Wright, 67, was keeping ammunition in his bedroom when it should have been locked away in a box in his loft. They also found he had dangerous ‘hollow point’ ammunition – designed to expand on impact – which he wasn’t allowed to keep at all.” Note: his guns were legally secured. The ammunition was not. Spock, damage report. . .
To anyone else, none. The gun club director was not so lucky . . .
Wright, a founding director of Tameside Shooting Sports Association Ltd, was charged with failing to comply with a firearms certificate and two counts of possessing ammunition without authority.
He pleaded guilty to all three charges when he appeared before magistrates . . .
He was handed a 16-week suspended jail term, placed on a one-year supervision order and also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Something tells me his firearms licence (with a second ‘c’) and directorship are toast. But at least Mr. Wright will have some slave labor experience on his c.v. after his sentence is served.