Originally Posted by Bishop of Briggs
It is a great pity that his hobby was criminalised by the last government.
Hobby???.........A sawn-off shotgun!?! - Can you name me a “hobby” that requires a sawn-off shotgun?
Short-barrelled "assault shotguns" (self-loading and pump action shotguns with barrels of less than 24 inches or overall length of less than 40 inches). These are prohibited weapons requiring the Secretary of State's authority. Shotguns that are sawn off to have a barrel length of less than 30 cm or an overall length of less than 60 cm are likewise prohibited;
They were made illegal in Firearms act of 1920. Nothing to do with the last government.