The HOME minister has ordered a review of crossbow laws after an armed intruder entered Windsor Castle and threatened to kill the Queen on Christmas Day.
Priti Patel could tighten rules allowing adults to purchase “lethal” weapons without any identification or background checks.
Jaswant Singh Chail, 19, was arrested and dealt with under the Mental Health Act, shortly thereafter chill scene emerged about a masked man threatening to kill the Queen, 95.
The teenager is believed to have crossed the fence at Windsor Castle – where the Queen will be celebrating Christmas with her family.
He is 500 meters from the Queen’s private apartments, inside the castle grounds.
Chail, known as Jas, was arrested when supposedly equipped with a crossbow after extending the spiked fence with a wire ladder.
Shortly before, the suspect posted a video online threatening to “assassinate the Queen”.
In the video clip, the character holds a shiny black weapon and points at the camera with a distorted voice while wearing a hoodie.
He wears a sinister white mask that seems to have been inspired by Star Wars – and his message is reminiscent of the series’ mythology.
He said, “I’m sorry. I apologize for what I did and what I will do. I will try to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family.
“This is revenge for those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.
“It is also revenge for those who were killed, humiliated and discriminated against because of their race.
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“I am a Sikh Indian, a Sith. My name is Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones. ”
His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, told Online email: “There’s something wrong with our son and we’re trying to figure out what.
“We haven’t had a chance to speak to him yet but are trying to get him the help he needs.
“From our point of view, we are going through a difficult time. We are trying to solve this problem and it is not easy.”
Based on walkie talkieWhitehall sources said officials have been asked to “incorporate any lessons” from the incident into a review of crossbow laws.
A review of deadly weapons laws was ordered earlier this year.
Weapons on sale on Amazon for £60
CROSSBOWS can be easily purchased online from sites like Amazon – albeit heavily used.
Owning a firearm in the UK is not illegal and, unlike firearms, you don’t need a license or registration to buy.
The Crossbows Act 1987 states that no one under the age of 18 can buy or rent one, and anyone caught selling one to a minor could face up to six months in prison or a fine.
They are used in archery at target range.
You can buy the mini crossbow with 6.3-inch aluminum bolts on Amazon for just £60.13.
Stronger versions with draw weights up to 185lb can be purchased for around £500 from professional archery shops.
Earlier this year, double killer Saghawat Ramzan served 33 years in prison for killing his brother and a rival gang member with a crossbow.
In 2018, Anthony Lawrence killed his neighbor and injured a pregnant woman with a crossbow he altered to make crossbows lethal.
Bradford serial killer Stephen Shaun Griffiths claims to be a Crossbowman Cannibal after fatally shooting a victim.
There is no evidence that Amazon sold the crossbow held in the video by the Palace intruder.
Amazon has been contacted by The Sun for comment.
This early year, a survivor of a crossbow bloodbath whose teammates were killed by the arrows of a crazed killer begs for “medieval” weapons to be outlawed.
Laura Sugden, who was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of the attack, said it was “incredible” that her comrade-killing bow had come into view during the Downing Street gun and knife crime purge.
Supporting the new campaign, Laura’s lawyer Ison Harrison added: “The laws governing the use of crossbows in the UK are inadequate.
“There have been a number of famous murders in recent years, but crossbows are still available for purchase for as little as £150.
“They are powerful and life-threatening weapons and require the same checks and permits as gun owners.
“However, we do not know how many crossbows are in circulation in the UK or under what circumstances they are kept.
“Something must be done to help prevent such horrific attacks and deaths.”
A Government source told The Telegraph: “A review of crossbow ownership and regulations is underway and ministers will be presented with options in the new year.
“It was brought forward by the Home Secretary earlier this year and will incorporate any lessons to be drawn from the latest incident.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
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