Hi, here's a new guy

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BenRomeo, May 16, 2012.

  1. BenRomeo

    BenRomeo New Member

    Hi all, just signed up to this forum, on the chance of learning new things, safety, products, and a friendly community. Moved to Florida last year from England as wife is American (and our now son) and very happy to be here, it's reassuring to know that here I have the right to defend myself and family without being labelled or tarnished a bad person for owning firearms. Being ex British law enforcement I'm well aware and disgusted about the minds of British government making the country so intolerant to anything other than a slave, the country has huge problems as do alot of places but I'm glad I got away when I did.

    Glad to be here!
  2. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member Supporter

    Welcome BenRomeo. You are correct, we are friendly in this community, so enjoy, learn and laugh a bit!


    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    Welcome!!! Plenty of knowledge on this forum! Your gunna love it here!

    What glock do you have?
  4. TheKraken

    TheKraken 2021, Hold my beer Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the forum BenRomeo!!! And, Welcome to the United States. Stick around, you will learn so much on this forum.
    Could you tell us how hard/easy it is to own a firearm in England.
  5. chilly613

    chilly613 New Member

    Welcome. Good group of people here, a lot of knowledge is to be gained.
  6. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Welcome Aboard Mate- I'm sure you'll have a proper good time here.
  7. BenRomeo

    BenRomeo New Member

    Currently in the uk firearms are totally illegal unless you are police in which case your gun is left at work and not allowed home with you, saying that not all police even carry guns, I'm from a county called Dorset on the south coast and I'd say in every 150 officers maybe 6 are armed. Usually with a glock 17 and a h&k mp5 they are also now looking at the g36 assault rifles which some English armed response officers carry. Even then when an officer armed (arv) is on a patrol to even take his weapon from holster he has to have a green light from a higher officer haha it's terrible!! Can I add the only police officers that carry tazer guns are the armed ones lol! Don't get me wrong there are some gun clubs that have pistol shooting but I've never known one person able to take them home etc. to even buy a shotgun you need a bloody good excuse, certainly wouldn't be allowed one of you told a gun shop it was for home defense.

    I own a glock 19 9mm, the reason for this was the reliability of glock and soon to be doing my armed security licence and that required 9mm :) thanks for the warm welcome
    Last edited: May 16, 2012

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    G19 is a fine firearm! I have a friend that is from the UK. You guys got it rough over there.
  9. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Well glad to have you Ben Romeo, This is the best forum on the net and I think you will agree. Welcome
  10. BenRomeo

    BenRomeo New Member

    Good to have people local/ish to me also, I'm near lakeland, also is that castillo de san Marco in your avatar?
  11. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Yes as a matter of fact it is, the company i work for( will remain unamed to protect the innocent, ME!) has a big facility in Lakeland. The town has grown like crazy the last ten years.
  12. officerX

    officerX Well-Known Member Supporter

    Welcome to the forum!
  13. Devinh2

    Devinh2 Guest

    Welcome!! My mom was born and raised in London.
  14. BenRomeo

    BenRomeo New Member

    Good ol' London, nasty place if you walk off the main roads haha, yea I thought it was st Augustine, I got married there last month was stunning, love going there!
  15. leoboxn

    leoboxn New Member

    Welcome!! Cheers mate!!
  16. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum BenRomeo !!

    Welcome to America...
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  17. BenRomeo

    BenRomeo New Member

    haha, never gets old! ;)
  18. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    Welcome to the Glock Forum! Stick around, you will like it here!
  19. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum Ben! This is a great community. Thank you for the info on gun ownership in England. We recently had a colleague from Germany stay with us for a few days and he said pretty much the same thing. I give thanks everyday that our Founders had the fore site to include the 2nd Amendment in our Bill of Rights.
  20. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    Hello, BenRomeo, and WELCOME to the Forum!


    I, too, came from a country with draconian gun rules (the Philippines), and was so surprised when I bought my first handgun at a Long's Drug Store....walked in to buy coffee and creamer and paper towels, walked out with a brand new handgun and 300 rounds of ammo in less than 30 minutes (yeah, I was shopping, too).