Selling Weapons for cash ?

Selling Weapons for cash ?

 

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militaria shops in the U.K.

The  online trade in blades and deactivated guns.

As a full time dealer and lifelong WW2 “Militaria” enthusiast my views on the availability of knives and deactivated guns on line are perhaps unusual.

 Whilst I see no problem in the listing of deactivated arms, fighting knives etc , such items should only be available for collection at trade shows or “brick built” retail stores.

 Online traders offering deactivated automatic pistols and Japanese swords, show little interest in just who they are selling to.

 In some cases professional looking websites are run from home by teenagers themselves, Ones who are willing to supply any juvenile “Collector” who contacts them.

This currently unregulated situation is a recipe for disaster.

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Trading Standards calls for online knife sale ban

Conscience pricked by underage web blade spree

Trading Standards is making a call for Government to block any sites attempting to sell underage products in the UK, after sending a bunch of kids out to pick up some sharps with not unpredictable results.

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has been conducting some research tempting retailers with underage shoppers. They sent under-18-year-olds round to a number of real shops to buy knives, and also got them to attempt to buy knives online via what they understand to be UK-based online shops.

The result was that one in four real shops will sell to underage purchasers – and four out of five online retailers (58 out of 72 sites tested) would sell to individuals under 18.

As a result, the TSI is now calling for a ban on all knife sales over the internet. We asked them to explain the reasoning behind this demand, as well as how it would work. A spokesman claimed initially: “With real bricks and mortar shops, we can intervene and educate the retailer into better practice.

“With the internet, that is not possible, as we cannot always locate the supplier.”

However, we then spoke to the individual who had headed up the research. He said that they were able to find 100 per cent of online retailers making underage sales: many were surprised, and most took immediate action to amend their selling procedures.

He had no estimate of the number of online retailers making such sales that they could not track – although he did make reference to overseas retailers, who are in fact outside the scope of UK Law, who sometimes masqueraded as UK-based companies.

Since this was not part of the TSI remit, he volunteered that the time may have arrived for government to make use of blocking software to prevent people accessing products sold into the UK from overseas for which age restrictions apply.

In the end, we remained unclear as to why TSI were calling for a ban: knife sales to underage individuals are illegal, and the TSI expert believes there is no problem in locating those companies breaking the law.

They are not asking for a ban on shops selling knives: merely for online companies doing so. When pressed, their expert did acknowledge that if they had merely said that, they might not have achieved quite such a splash in the press.

A ban on selling of such products goes a long way further than either the retail industry or government has suggested. The Interactive Media in Retailing Group (IMRG) has set up an Age Verification Online working party to collectively address the issue.

In 2011 , a ten-minute Bill by Luton South MP, Margaret Moran to introduce compulsory age verification for selling of products online failed when it ran out of parliamentary time. However, the present consensus seems to be much more closely wedded to the view that some form of age verification is, in the long run, the way to go.

 


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blut  und Ehre!

Hitler believed German youth to be the future of his 3rd Reich. The Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend)was formed officially in 1935, and with the exception of Nazi ideology indoctrination was very similar to the Boy Scouts. Beginning at about the age of ten years, both boys (Hitler Jugend) and girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel) were enlisted in the Party-run organization. The boys only were given HJ Knives after having passed minor exams. The knives had nickeled hilts with black checkered grip plates. The obverse plate was fitted with an enameled HJ swastika insignia. Through 1937, these knives were etched with the motto of the organization, Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honor!). Examples produced after this date were made with plain blades usually bearing an RZM marking.
The Hitler Youth Leaders were professionals in charge of the training and NSDAP education of the German Youth. They wore a special dagger consisting of silvered hilt fittings with blue-black leather-covered scabbard. The grip was composed of tightly wrapped silver wire, over a wood base. The pommel cap featured an HJ diamond on top, complete with swastika. The upper scabbard fitting portrayed an open-winged Hitler Youth eagle with swastika cut into the bird’s chest. The blade was etched with the Hitler Youth motto, Blut und Ehre!.

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