So an SAS man has today been set free though not cleared of having a gun (a nice one too) that he was given in Iraq. some thoughts from both sides of the fence below.
the guys a hero = free him now!!!
he had a brain injury - free him he's a hero who served his country!
Awww his children will miss him at chrimbo.
SAS sniper (killer/murderer depending whether you are english/iraqi)+brain injury+gun=
Seriously though some rules have been severely broken here and the full facts are not yet known so.....
How much did he know? how long had he had it at home before the cops found it?
if his friends sent it home without his knowledge why are THEY not on trial?
Ultimately all involved know this is illegal and ultimately have no defence,
HOWEVER. Having worked for the services for many years I am aware that if they want someone to be innocent it will be so and vice versa for guilty.
Personally Im 50/50 on this case but there does seem to be an over-riding public current that our service people can do no wrong because hey - heroes!
Thoughts? Facts would be even nicer.