Farmers warned over falling foul of gun laws Reports the FWI...

Farmers warned over falling foul of gun laws Reports the FWI...
1st Apr 2011

 

Farmers must beware of inadvertently falling foul of laws relating to guns, warns one country man who was sent to prison for a firearms "mistake".

Businessman Andrew Richardson, the son of Farmers Weekly columnist David, spent eight months in prison in 2009 as a result of an "over-zealous judiciary following cast-in-stone parliamentary instructions” before Law Lords declared he shouldn’t have been given the sentence he was.

Town people unfamiliar with shooting practices moving out into rural areas, combined with heightened consciousness about gun crime, means there are risks of falling foul of the law, says Mr Richardson.

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