About UK: Fire Extinguishers Deemed Fire Hazard
|December 2nd, 2008||#1|
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UK: Fire Extinguishers Deemed Fire Hazard info
Typical of the Brits.
Did all the smart people leave the UK or something? Or is this just a logical extension to the gun ban?
Teaching people that it's better to run and let the government help you, than to grab a fire extinguisher and put out that curtain fire yourself.
If they are worried about people not knowing how to use it, how about TRAINING?
But once again... The UK has shown us what a Government does to it's citizenry when it's citizenry have no rights or any means to defend their rights. The State will just come in and take awa your fire extinguishers. But the Brits already are used to this... the State came in and took their guns, their rights, etc.. Hell, there are over 1,000 reasons for the State to enter British homes.
California's is next isn't it?
Last edited by 5.56X45mm; December 2nd, 2008 at 17:30..
|December 2nd, 2008||#4|
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There are plenty of silly laws in Britain.
It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. To avoid this possibility perhaps one might wear body armour as a precaution, however it is also illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament dressed in a suit of armour!
The Brits don't have a monopoly on fire regulations though!
Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown, Iowa.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright
Last edited by perseus; December 2nd, 2008 at 22:05..
|December 3rd, 2008||#5|
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Everyone has their silly laws, but most of those were passed a few years ago... Not recently! That's ridiculous... There certainly is a difference between helpful government and controlling government.....
|December 3rd, 2008||#6|
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It may the the litigation culture creeping in which is to blame here. If a building complies with the regulations there is little incentive to do anything else that could raise a lawsuit. Perhaps a compromise here would be to ensure everyone in the building was given some sort of basic training even if it is just a video. There are some people stupid enough to spray water on burning cooking oil or gasoline, although I suppose the use of powder is more universally effective for a wider range of fires. I have also seen some attempts to put out fires makes matters worse by simply blowing more air into it. From what I recall you have to crouch low in some cases to avoid the flame flashing back.
Unfortunately in the UK, possibly Europe generally the extinguishers are not well labelled, they all are red with a coloured band indicating the type. In a panic I guess someone could easily pick up the wrong one.
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I clearly remember a debate in Parliament regarding the ease of converting semi auto firearms to full auto just after the Hungerford shootings. One bright spark stood up and commented, “If anyone has the knowledge and equipment to commit an offence, they should be deemed guilty of that offence.”
Then it was pointed out to the honourable gentleman, “If thats the case, every male in the kingdom shall be prosecuted for rape.”
The honourable gentleman's response, “AH...............OK.”
Adversus solem ne loquitor
|December 3rd, 2008||#9|
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Like saying homosexuality is an OK lifestyle... How dare they!
OK, hypothetical here... Buildings on fire... 100 people inside... 10 of those 100 people know/can figure out how to use a fire extinguisher... WITH fire extinguishers, people are saved... Without... All die... Gonna keep the extinguishers, or throw em out?