Passionate gun collector and firearms licence holder Roy Bennett, aged 71, was given a five-year sentence for possessing illegal firearms recently. He said he found one of the shotguns in the attic of his house and bought another at a car boot sale for £1. Greater Manchester Police’s firearms officer said it “sends out a very clear message to firearms and shotgun certificate holders”.

  • Bob Shell

    It sends a message allright. If you own a gun then you will go to jail especially if you are a law abiding citizen. And they wonder why crime is so high there.

  • Nickster

    Sends a clear message to come to the States and enjoy your God given right to enjoy firearms w/o all the foolish rubbish.

  • Paul

    What exactly were the illegal firearms ? Why were they ilegal ?
    just in case I have one in my loft.