It is legal to own a Colt AR-15A3 in most parts of the U.S. A semi-automatic AK-47 is ok too.
In Britain, the standards are more severe.
The West Midland Police were on a "routine operation" when the noticed the tiny replica cannon.
The cannon, about a foot long, has a bronze barrel, wood carriage, with bronze wheels. Because you can load it with gunpowder, and it has a hole for a fuse, it is technically a firearm under current statutes. It is considered a "working weapon".Police said they had to seize and destroy it for safety reasons. A spokesman said, "Police officers and specially trained firearms officers are working 24/7 to remove more obvious firearms from the streets of the West Midlands and we remain committed to further reducing serious violent crime."
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It used to be that you could live your entire ten-year life without a single Lego misfortune.
Since the proliferation of so many specialized parts, there have been more Lego-related mishaps.
A fourth grader from New York was nearly suspended for bringing a replica firearm to school.
Nine-year-old Patrick Timoney was at South Beach School PS52 playing Legos with his friends during lunch period when the principal brought him into her office. She told him that the gun violated the school's no tolerance for toy guns policy and recommended suspension. Fortunately, principal Evelyn Matroianni was able to retrieve the weapon and disarm Patrick without any further injury.
Isaak Lasson's Lego set was incomplete, with a piece missing for years. He didn't really think about it, because he had other problems. At six years old, Isaak had experienced awful sinus problems since he was three. "I felt so bad," said Craig Lasson, Issak's father. "He was sleeping with his mouth open, trying to breathe."
Numerous visits to the doctor over the next three years failed to lead to a solution. But finally, an observant doctor noticed something strange: Isaak seemed to have a foreign body up his nose. The doctor asked him what it might be."I put some spaghetti up there, but that was a long time ago," Isaak told the doctor.
What they found was a ball of fungus with a foreign body inside. It turned out to be a Lego tire.
"I asked him, ‘Dude, how did that even get in there?'" Lasson said. "We think he bent it in half — it's pretty flexible — and that it opened up once it got into his sinuses."
Lasson said since the doctor appointment a week and a half ago, Isaak's appetite has improved, he has more energy and is sleeping soundly.
And Isaak's Lego set is complete once again.
You've probably already accounted for the common threats and have your kids packing gas masks, but are they prepared for the nuclear threat?
Geiger counters for kids were just toys, and didn't offer any serious protection.
And your kids wouldn't want to wear them because they're not as fashionable as an iPod. Radiation level readings were very subjective so your kids wouldn't know whether run home or duck and cover.
If you really hate your kids you can give them a sense of security without a big investment. In the event of a real nuclear disaster they won't be around to get their revenge anyway.Now you can keep your kids safe and fashionable! With the new Personal Radiation Monitoring System, called Peramos, was designed for children and is simple to use. The LED lights on the counter will give quick alerts: green for normal, yellow for attention, orange for warning, and red for danger. The alert sounds for each stage are different too, meaning you can leave the counter to one side while the kids play, knowing that if gamma radiation levels change drastically they will hear it straightaway. With full battery power it can also be used continuously for around 18 hours. Some final advice to help save lives in case of nuclear attack: A thick lead shield between your child and the radiation will help to minimize side effects. Note: Children should not be exposed to lead. Don't get your emergency supplies at the Target store at Broadway and Main. The Peramos measures radiation ranging from 0.05-9.99 microsieverts, requires 2 AAA batteries, and comes with instructions in Japanese. Under $ 400.