Aug 05, 2012, 09:11 AM
Brian, I'm not understanding your point. Are you saying that: If someone, on a beach where detecting has just historically gone on and no one cares, yet given enough sleuthing, verbage like that can be found, ... and "afterall, they might find an old coin", ... that thus, they will lead to a total ban?
Originally Posted by U.K. Brian
If so, then this line of reasoning on your part has just effectively meant that thousands of beach hunters in CA (just to use CA as an example) should therefore stop hunting our beaches, because afterall, given enough morphings, we can find things we run afoul of. I really don't think you're going to prevail on any beach hunter here to see things that way. They're going to look at you with wide dazed eyes, and say "but detecting is allowed here". Whereupon you or I merely open up the books, show them cultural heritage things or lost & found laws, and say "presto, now go home and be shamed for having detected". It just doesn't work that way. Do you tell them to go "seek permits" as a pre-emptive measure for something in which isn't an issue? So I'm not sure what you meant when you alluded to "permits", if we're talking places where .... essentially .... these things (cultural heritage, lost & found laws, etc...) have not been applied to casual beach hunting.
Last edited by Tom_in_CA; Aug 05, 2012 at 04:47 PM.
Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!
Aug 05, 2012 09:11 AM