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Airgunner 1 Jobsworth Nil.

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Pavarotti, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Pavarotti

    Pavarotti Engaging Member

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    Had a run in some time ago when I wanted to advertise an air rifle on my works electronic noticeboard. My ad was pulled instantly without ceremony or explanation and despite me asking why or to see the supposed "regulations" all I got was fobbed off.

    Ran into the top man on the stair and had a chat. Following a few emails he said he would take it up with the works council. Apparently they had a vote and the split was 50-50 with him having the casting vote.

    Having discussed with him my concerns about our pastime being pillioried by the press and the politically correct brigade he took the view that an ad for a perfectly legal weapon was ok.

    I put the ad up and though I haven't sold it yet guess what? Nobody has batted an eyelid. No-one has complained or made a fuss. It seems that some twerps think they know what's best for us .

    I once read that the people we really have to fear are the one who seek pass laws in order to protect us.

    It's a small and probably insignificant victory but at least its something.
     
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Nice one :)

    Tbh the fact that anything to do with guns is assumed to be taboo / deviant really boils my p**s. Take the WH Smith / airgun magazine issue for example - they're quite happy to stock video game mags that portray all manner of brutality and firearms related death; or food magazines that will probably tell you where to get the cheapest factory-farmed meat. Yet they apparently have a problem with shooting magazines, simply because the subject is "guns" - even though the mags have a far more responsible attitude to firearms use and ethical approach to animal welfare than some of their other publications.

    What saddens me most is that this stupid, ignorant attitude is evidently on the rise and we all know what will ultimately happen :(
     
  3. stevemandm

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    i know exactly where you're coming from guys. what the antis don't see is the positive effect the sport can have. for example, my lad mattyts has always been an intelligent and level headed lad, but since taking up shooting a couple of years ago, his respect for wildlife and his attitude to safety (not just gun related) has increased enormously. and I put it down to the sport, and the friends that we have met through it, that has helped steer matty in the right direction .
     
  4. Chinnymonster81

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    Took a load of my shooting mags into work. Expected the liberal lefty t***s to complain, oh no virtually all have disappeared home with people plus one of my colleagues has joined a clay club is applying for his part 2 and is getting an air rifle and joining a club.
     
  5. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    You would have no problem posting an ad for a javelin or a power tool, and I'm sure the later has claimed more lives in a year than all air guns ever sold. Ignorance is rife, not bliss!

    James
     
  6. Pavarotti

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    I think the only thing is to keep doing what we do. Act sensibly and responsibly. Put our case quietly and even handedly and dispel the fear and rumours stirred up by the gutter press.

    I went to a gun fayre recently. I looked very hard all morning. there were guys of all ages, some with their families all taking an interesting in their hobby and pastime. What I didn't see were muggers, tatooed thugs, roaming gangs of hoodies, Al Kahida recruits, weirdos nutters and general oddballs.

    The press should show some pictures of these people. Average law abiding citizens enjoying their hobby peacefully while disturbing noone.
     
  7. 1961nuffield

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    At work in the UK I kept it quiet that I went shooting, it was too easy for it to be misunderstood, I could openly talk about motor cycles though :D

    John
     

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