Cyprus' Firearms Laws

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For those curious:

Cyprus has strict gun control. Private citizens are completely forbidden from owning handguns and rifles in any calber, even .22 rimfire. Only shotguns are allowed, and these require a license. Shotguns are limited to two rounds. The only shotguns typically sold in stores are double-barreled side-by-sides or over-unders. Pump actions and semiautomatics are prohibited. A private citizen can own a total of ten different shotguns. A citizen is not required to specify a reason for ownership to obtain a license, but most own their guns for hunting. Licenses are issued by provincial police. A gun license is required to buy ammunition, and ammunition sales are recorded. A shotgun owner may purchase up to 250 shells at one time. Cyprus also controls airguns, and airgun owners require a license.

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Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:21 | 3391241 fattail
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well that explains a lot.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:24 | 3391248 MrX
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police do not protect you, they just show up later and confirm that a crime did occur:

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:29 | 3391265 GetZeeGold
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In Hitler's time the police were the SS....and you never wanted those guys to show up.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:37 | 3391281 fourchan
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"they" picked the right country to test out "their" new gross theft program on.

why bankers are not swinging from trees is beyond me.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:43 | 3391294 GetZeeGold
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Which is why they didn't chose Topeka Kansas to try it out in.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:04 | 3391338 ihedgemyhedges
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What's the limit on rounds for Cypriot bank security guards' Uzi's????

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:19 | 3391381 Ahmeexnal
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Ahh....Cyprus is the paradisal aspiration all democRats yearn for. Cypriots must be the happiest people on earth since they are so liberal.
It's time to issue licenses for slingshots and carrying stones.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:22 | 3391394 TheFourthStooge-ing
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airgun owners require a license

You'll put your eye out.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:41 | 3391608 hardcleareye
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Thank you for the laugh!!!! A Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun....... with a wood stock....

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:07 | 3391763 SafelyGraze
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"Private citizens are completely forbidden from owning handguns and rifles in any calber"

out here on the ranch, we call that "de-horning"


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:37 | 3391984 FEDbuster
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Joe Biden says a shotgun is all you need.  "Someone trys to break into your house, just blast them through the front door with a shotgun" Joe Biden 2013

A double barrel 12 ga. loaded with 00 buck is enough to take out your average bankster thief. 

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:49 | 3392171 SgtSchultz
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And when three show up?

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:18 | 3392545 Ahmeexnal
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have them in line formation and hope they ain't fat

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 23:48 | 3392842 Papasmurf
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lost opportunity

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:56 | 3392186 Rogue Trooper
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Oh the inhumanity of you kiddie killin' Red Necks!

WHY would any one need a Daisy Red Ryder BB weapon.  This cowboy style frontier weapon has magazine capactity of 650, that's right 650 bullety things.  This type of machine gun should only be in the hands of the Federal Police. Thank god the version was a wooden colour. But that did not FOOL me!

Shame, shame and even more shame!

Frankenstien / Bloomturd 2016

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 22:57 | 3392788 espirit
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The Cypriots should just sit back and enjoy flaming cocktails.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:55 | 3391543 DoneThis2Long
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"It's time to issue licenses for slingshots"

Hell, NewYork was there at least 6-7 years ago!!! I am not kidding. While visiting someone cursed with living there, he asked if I'd buy him a sling shot and send it to him cuz they were illegal in The Rotten Big Apple. I was stunned to learn of it. The next day, we went to see the Statue of Liberty (joy), when during the Security Check pre-boarding the ferry ride, I discovered that in my camera bag I had forgotten a brand new (as in never used) pocket "knife" I had brought for the trip. A whopping 4" with assorted forms of cutting edge finishes, which I thought would come in handy in case of emergency or even accident (so to cut seat-belts .... whatever). Since I remembered and discovered it while still in line, I told one of the schmucks working the line, and with the typical NY charm, enhanced by working for TSA, the idiot turned around and yelled to her boss "I've got a switch blade over here" as if I had just shown her a 24" machete. There were some 150+ people starring at me as if I was about to rob them with an "assault weapon"!!!! A sargent promptly showed up, grabbed the "knife", and begun, 1st an interrogation as to why I have it, why do I need it, etc etc, followed by a lecture on having it, and even a demonstration on how it can be opened "so quickly". I was fucking stunned on the level it was escalated. After a short, I lost it and asked the jack ass: "what the fuck do you want me to use in case of an accident, on a desolated stretch of road, at night, where I might not even get cell reception so I'd rely on a trucker with a CB to hopefully see me and stop?", after which he lowered the danger level code and came to his senses.

Man .... I hate that place.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:17 | 3391666 Seb
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They were right to react that way. What if you used your pocket knife to hijack the ferryboat and crash it on some skyscraper? And then that skyscraper would collapse, together with a neighboring building that was not hit by anything. And then USA would have to bomb an oil rich country. All this because your stupid pocket knife.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:21 | 3391681 knukles
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Dude, I never thought of it that way.
Hooray for the Freedom Keepers and Bankers

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:20 | 3392241 DoneThis2Long
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Wow. You did take that way out in the left field.

Of a 4" blade, 1" is used for mounting, so effectively 3" is all the cutting edge is !!!!

You 1st failed to give any weight to my stating that I offered it before they found it. I forgot the damn thing was in the camera bag, until I just looked in it. Were I to have had any ill intentions, I would have had other options, or at the worst, I could have made a U-turn and left w/o anyone even knowing of it.

  1. That knife is the same type (if not smaller than what) FAA is about to allow back on flights, so clearly hardly a security issue/threat especially on a damn boat going 10 MPH.
  2. If so intentioned, I could have done as much damage using a broken photo-lens filter (glass) which would have been 100% legal to lug along.
  3. Or perhaps a guitar string attached to a guitar, which again, if so intended, could cut flesh as good as anything, and 100% legal to take with.
  4. A piece of broken glass from the ferry itself, etc etc etc

Also it being a ferry not an airplane, ads a whole different dimension to it. 10 MPH v. 500 MPH.

So lets try to keep thins into perspective. I have no problem with preventive steps, but lets not over-react.

Worst case scenario, instead of making a scene of it, as simple "hey, I know not much can happen with this, but I have a law to enforce, so sorry, I must keep it".

I am glad to see you fully analyze a situation before arriving to a stupid conclusion. Paranoia remains alive and well.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:49 | 3392302 Seb
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You completely misunderstood my comment.

I guess I should have used <sarcasm></sarcasm> tags or something.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 22:33 | 3392419 DoneThis2Long
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Then I am with you. I am quite .....ok very sarcastic, but often it is so lost on people, that when others are equally sarcastic, I am not sure if they are being PC on the subject or, they are being sarcastic (speaking of the written form).

I wonder how many green arrows you got from believers to the contrary ....;-)?

Sarcasm is a wonderful art-form ... ;-)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:21 | 3392424 DoneThis2Long
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Sun, 03/31/2013 - 08:27 | 3393134 Tunga
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We have some box cutters, and we know how to use them...

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:53 | 3391888 Iocosus
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Imagine living there? Millions of faces seemingly incapable of smiling. I can't wait to get the hell out of here.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:40 | 3392142 DoneThis2Long
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"Imagine living there"

Hated every minute there for the very reason you cited.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:45 | 3392156 novanglus
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I was recently going through airport security in Hong Kong, where they xrayed my bag and asked me to pull out my toiletries bag.  Inside, they found a pair of nail clippers and a pair of tweezers.  The nail clippers were fine, but the 2.5" pair of tweezers were apparently a hazard.  The security guy said they are not allowed - I asked why, since i had been traveling with them for years.  I then said, if I can take control of a plane with a pair of tweezers, I think I should be able to keep it.  That would be some feat.  Of course, he didn't think that was funny.  At least they don't try and put a coat of paint on the fact that they are part of a statist regime.  It's just sad that this nonsense originated in the US.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:54 | 3392716 DoneThis2Long
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"I then said, if I can take control of a plane with a pair of tweezers, I think I should be able to keep it."

Excellent point!!!


"It's just sad that this nonsense originated in the US"

Proud of it and now being turned into an art-form ....unless we do something to stop it.

I am watching this train-wreck Nation of ours, and am in total disbelief we allowed the crooks and goons to get it here. But then look at the 4 red arrows on my comment about the assholes of assholes, aka Bloomberg, and things begin to come into focus. BTW, Bloomberg was not even "code" for jew .... just the individual asshole himself. Reading a few of my posts and it becomes clear I do not express myself in "code" .... HTML notwithstanding .... ugh.... sarcasm too :-)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:23 | 3391687 A Nanny Moose
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Cyprus = Biden plan

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:20 | 3391390 TheFourthStooge-ing
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What's the limit on rounds for Cypriot bank security guards' Uzi's????

There's not really a set limit. It all depends upon two factors: how many guards you can incapacitate and the average number of rounds carried per guard.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:04 | 3391779 LasVegasDave
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Two shots should be sufficient; stagger the banker with a blast of double 00 buck, then finish him with a 1 oz. slug to the head

reload and repeat.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:51 | 3392020 filament
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who says they sell buckshot in cyprus?  testing. testing

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:51 | 3392182 LongBallsShortBrains
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Doesn't it take silver to kill one???

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:31 | 3392265 Rogue Trooper
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That's right but don't waste two rounds. Will not always go to plan of course.  However, taking on the security at close range and you can pick up the Glock's or whatever they use over there and other useful items and before you know it you are starting to build up your armory and more option.

Bound to be some bolt actions hiden somewhere.  Also, if you get some euro as a bonus from the Bank then call on the ex-KGB Mafia and before you can say "Blagodaryu tebya, moy drug" some good old pre-Yelzen AK's will be on the way and you are in business of hangin' bankstas Bosnian style.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:16 | 3391364 Ag Tex
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What did Jesus (God in the flesh) say about arming and protecting yourselves, and how does the Second Amendement tie into Jesus' perfect teachings?


"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
- George Washington


"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria)


"On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
- Thomas Jefferson


"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."
- Patrick Henry

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:18 | 3391382 a growing concern
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But I thought the 2nd Amendment was about hunting?!?!?!?!

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:26 | 3391413 Libertarian777
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it is...

it's about hunting TYRANTS

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:34 | 3391431 Max Hunter
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and their helpers.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:19 | 3391536 DanDaley
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Those are lovely quotes, but you act as if those people actually give a damn about that Constitution-thingie. That was your first mistake.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:26 | 3391564 DoneThis2Long
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"but you act as if those people actually give a damn about that Constitution-thingie. That was your first mistake."

ugh? how did he "act" other than post some quotes relevant to the thread.

What "mistake" are you talking about?

WTF is your point??

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:08 | 3391773 DanDaley
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Long, the point is that you can a write about (the writing is the act referred to above -I could have written speak, or write, but I wrote act instead, hoping that it wouldn't confuse otherwise intelligent people -but mea culpa, for I was wrong) all of the founders ideas about the sanctity of firearm ownership (WHICH I AGREE WITH, by the way) and support for the 2nd Amendment (WHICH I ALSO AGREE WITH, by the way), but all of those wonderful statements don't mean jack in the eyes of liberal/statists; they couldn't care less about your belief in what the Founders had to say about firearms.  They are going to do what they are going to do, the Founders, the 2nd Amendment, and court decisions in favor of firearm ownership over the last 2 centuries be damned. For those people, the ends justify the means, get it?


Sorry about the lengthy explanation, but I thought that most people could get the sarcasm wihout having to identify it specifically as such.  I was wrong.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:16 | 3391799 Wjunk
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Some people are a bit too hyper-sensitive, coupled with being products of the American school system = can't read or think well.  Great quotes and comments, btw.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:33 | 3392271 DoneThis2Long
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Brilliant Watson.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:35 | 3392280 Rogue Trooper
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Thanks Dan.. this is a sensitive issue and many of us are at the end of our tether. I did get the sarcasm.

This served its purpose becuase you got peoples attention and used the above post to clarify. It worked out well so no apology is required.  Plus this is fight club and you can say whatever you feel you want to.

Anyway now i'm preaching ;)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 18:27 | 3392376 DoneThis2Long
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As a wordsmith, even if just so perceived by ye, I am certain, you fully know that often words can, and do, have multiple meanings, especially when written, thus lacking the verbal flection so to give it needed clarity required for proper interpretation and reply, particularly when dealing with a short sentence. Lacking the brilliance of precious few learned men, again, even if just perceived, this unwashed,  attempts to respond to the intended interpretation, not one of the possible alternatives, hence my inquiry, Sir. Mea culpa touche.

BTW, Do you ride the white horse for prolonged periods, or just on weekends? Don't tell me you have a whole stable of them, although it would explain the barn odor ?!?!

But I best not burden ye with further questions, for it seems your words are few, and infrequently dispensed. Nor burden ye with my thoughts on your laborious and extensive narrative. I'd hate to impose on your time.


Happy galloping Sir.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:25 | 3392566 DanDaley
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Long, you and I are on the same page more than likely.  I'll leave it at that. We've got a shitstorm on the horizon to deal with.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:59 | 3392622 DoneThis2Long
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okee dokee ...;-) !!!! Umbrella ? ....;-)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:13 | 3391795 Ag Tex
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Mistake?   Perhaps you can explain this.  Why is a DHS target supplier making targets of children, grandpas, baby sitters, and pregnant women?  The name of the paper target series was called "NMH series", meaning No More Hesitation.


Here is Law Enforcement Targets' Facebook response after the enormous response of backlash when word got out about their NMH series of targets.


Christians and Americans alike, please wake up.  Seek the Lord for His salvation, grace, protection and guidance.


No mistake here.



Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:58 | 3392322 Rogue Trooper
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God help us all.

What kind of psychopath's are they training up? I am not suprised but actually seeing the pictures of the kid and pregnant women, all fucking white and looking very middle american, made me sick to the core. Conditioning and training? I could not do that I would be saying these fuckers are insane. BTW they will shoot any Black, Hispanic or Asian but that was probably too insensitive for those PC psycopaths.

I feel for you all over there and wish I could do something to support you. Why is this not front page news and across all the networks? They cannot deny it.

This shit is getting real.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 18:38 | 3392393 DoneThis2Long
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"This shit is getting real"

Yep. And try explaining that to most, and you'd be looked upon as if you are loopy. I gave up trying to make others aware of the gravity.

On the other hand, this is getting to be so diabolical that unless one has been following this for long, it is hard to wrap one's mind around!!!

American blood will be spilled .... sadly and plenty.

The payment to a nation for making a great life possible for a few, not the least of which the Mutt-in-chief. I feel sorry for today's children!!!!!! What future do they have? Slave for fucking GE, GM, IMF, who?

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