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Govt petition regarding .22rf pistols for target shooting.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by demonwolf444, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. demonwolf444

    demonwolf444 Member

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    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62588

    This petition was set up by Firearms UK, an association I'm an admin for. We have launched this petition in the hope that with our contacts in other shooting organizations ( many of whom have been extremely supportive ), and with our wider goal of being a proactive organization in defense of ALL shooting sports, we can create a coordinated response to this petition from the shooting community. This is not only in the interests of fostering increased unity and solidarity throughout all the various sections of the shooting community, but in the pursuit of genuine change.

    We have seen an overwhelming and increasing response to campaigns in reactive defense of shooting over the last couple of years with the Petition against WHSmiths seeing over twelve thousand signatures, and the petition to the Scottish Govt over airgun licensing almost doubling that. The Firearms UK team strongly believes that as well as a reactive defense of shooting sports, we can not claim progress or success through the continuation of the status quo, and for that reason Firearms UK aims to take more proactive measures to defend and protect shooting sports. However we are unable to achieve any of this without the support of the shooting community, and for this reason, I humbly urge you all to sign.

    James Reynolds - Firearms UK Admin - WHSmiths Petition Founder.

    Personal thanks and appreciation to all who support Firearms UK - If you don't know anything about firearms UK Facebook us or check out our website. If you would like to show support please buy some merchandise, the money made from the merchandise is all put directly back into funding campaigns in support of shooting sports. The team put together running firearms UK are all volunteers, and receive no payment for their commitment and dedication to defending shooting sports.


    ( Note to Mods. If there is already a topic running on the subject of this petition, could you kindly merge threads)
     
  2. NorfolkDave

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    Done It.

    Dave
     
  3. jolo-bolo

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    I dood it to
     
  4. Soximus

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    Behind you! Mwhahahahah Just kidding. Christchurch
    After the shooting recently of a teenager in London I don't think this has a snowballs chance in hell..... signing it anyway though ;)
     
  5. Natgun

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    Signed it, but as above I can't see the government re-introducing hand guns. General population only see guns in one light, negatively.
     
  6. the-countryway

    the-countryway Posting Addict

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    All staff here have signed.
     
  7. Fisherboy

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    Signed and bumped. Bit embarrassing really that we are unable to practice a sport which is an Olympic event.
     
  8. Wynne G Oldman

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  9. demonwolf444

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    Thank you guys your signatures are appreciated if you have any questions about the campaign, Firearms UK Association, or what you can do to help, ask them here i will be back daily to ensure all those questions are answered to your satisfaction. These petitions will never gain the support of the non shooting community, not without first uniting all factions of the shooting community to work together and i appreciate the small part you have played in achieving that through signing.
     
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  11. Beachcomber

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    Done - Hope everyone takes the 2 minutes out of their day to do this.
     
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  13. Clubshot

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    Best Laugh is British Service Personel have No where to Achieve their Pistol Requirements in UK

    Often get Calls from TA Officers looking to Ranges to Shoot - Full Bore Pistols

    Not even Bisley Allows Services

    I have posted link around let's hope it get's a good Response ;)
     
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    Signed.
     
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  17. Barcelona68

    Barcelona68 Banned

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    I admire your optimism...


    However there isn't a hope in hell this will happen...
     
  18. Conor O'Gorman

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    pistols petition - please support

    100 signatures left to hit 10,000 in the first week of the petition, which will ensure a response from Home Office - if you shoot, hunt, fish, love working dogs or partake in any other country sports please add your name here as an act of solidarity and if you use Facebook please like and share tonight.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62588

    One day it could be our interests under threat of a ban and we will need to count on the support of what remains of the rest of us!
     
  19. Egg

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    Duplicate thread - merged with the one that's already running.
     
  20. DaveFirearmsUK

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    We have just achieved slightly over 11,000 signatures. Could I ask everyone to please make a renewed effort on Monday to share this petition with relevant friends, family and workmates. Spread the message on social media and other forums. Also please make fellow club members aware and encourage them to sign.

    This campaign is running with the name unity because we believe that to have a future the shooting community must unite. We understand that .22 rimfire will not interest everyone but this is our chance to make history and take the first step in making further positive actions.

    Lots of information can be found on our webpage www.firearmsuk.org as well ask BASCs key issues page. United we can make difference

    Thank you everyone for assisting us so far.

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014

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