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."
By 1348 it reached Italy and ravaged Europe for the next three years. The underlying disease, Bubonic Plague, is caused by bites from infected fleas hosted by rats. But at that time there was no cure and the manifestation of symptoms, bumps and lesions, usually indicated a life expectancy of about a week.
Although most of us don't know anybody that's actually contracted Bubonic Plague, it survived the Reformation, the American War of Independence, and both World Wars.
But you have to make a concerted effort. Animal lover Paul Gaylord of Prineville, Oregon did just that.He saw a stray cat — who he'd named Charlie — with a dead rat jammed in the back of his throat. The cat appeared to be choking, so Gaylord attempted to pull the rat out from the cat's throat.
Two days later he woke up with fever and chills. "I don't think I can do my job," Gaylord, a welder, said in a phone interview from a Bend, Ore., hospital. "I'm going to lose all my fingers on both hands. I don't know about my thumbs. The toes — I might lose all them, too."
His lymph nodes swelled to the size of lemons. His heart stopped. A lung collapsed. His fingers and toes have been amputated.
This is Oregon's fifth Bubonic Plague case since 1995. The cat's body was exhumed for a necropsy and confirmed to have the plague.
After a month in the hospital on life support, Gaylord faces a long rehabilitation.
Director Peter Jackson is working on a modern version of the story of the RAF bomber group whose mission was to destroy dams in western Germany, using a bouncing bomb developed by British scientists as a means of attacking Germany's dams.
The film portrays Wing Commander Guy Gibson. His black labrador dog is with him throughout the film and his name is used as a codeword in the operations. For the new movie, scripted by Stephen Fry, they've decided to rename the dog "Digger".N*gger died in a car accident on the morning of the Dambusters raid on 16 May 1943 and is buried at the squadron's home of RAF Scampton, Lincs. The change was criticized by historians and aviation enthusiasts who have complained that they are 'unhappy' with the alteration. He said: "It's not a problem with coloured people it's the people in power creating the problem. Sod their political correctness and sod human rights. They should keep the dog's name the same - it's ridiculous that they are trying to rewrite history. His grave is still here with his name on it. What they are trying to do is dishonouring N*gger and dishonouring the brave men who flew that mission. We have over 9,000 visitors a year at RAF Scampton and many of them are not native to England but none of them are offended. N*gger is the name of the dog and that shouldn't be interfered with. In the context of the time and the film it's not a racist name." They could have avoided all the xenophobic undertones if they had just renamed him "Pikey". No coloured people or Americans would be offended.