Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

Two weeks ago North Yorkshire Police seized the actions of six Steyr LP50 Air Pistols from Steyr UK. North Yorkshire Police has now confirmed this was as a result of a licensing issue, not a criminal one, believing the pistols to be Section 5 Firearms.

Please see below for the statement issued by Iain Root, Chief Executive Officer.

No other Police Force has done anything similar and the NSRA has not received any guidance or direction from Surrey Police, who are the Association's licensing authority, in relation to LP5 and LP50 Pistols. Because the situation is both sensitive and concerning, attempts have been made to ensure that pistol shooters are not put into untenable situations.

It had been suggested "that pistol shooters should not bring their semi automatic pistols to the NSRA's Lord Roberts Centre because the NSRA would be obliged to seize/confiscate the firearms."

At the present time the NSRA does not have the duty or the power to seize any firearms and would only be able to do so upon the specific instructions of Surrey Police /or the Home Office.

Following what happened in North Yorkshire the issue was discussed with NSRA staff and the worst case scenario was explored. This included what would need to be done, and in what circumstances, should the Association receive instruction, and be given authority, to seize identified firearms.

Essentially I would like to make it known, and confirm that the NSRA will not be seizing any pistols and the sanctioned use of the centre for pistol shooting can continue as previously.

The issue is still of concern and is being pursued by the British Shooting Sports Council. The NSRA is represented on the Council. The BSSC is an umbrella body which brings together Britain's twelve major shooting associations to achieve consensus positions on political and legislative issues affecting the shooting sports. The Council's object is to promote and safeguard the lawful possession and use of firearms and air weapons for sporting and recreational purposes in the United Kingdom amongst all sections of society. The feelings of BSSC are shared with the Home Office and Police Service through BSSC's involvement with the tripartite Practitioners Group. The BSSC is holding meetings on the 1st and 5th of December 2016 and Semi Automatic Air Pistols has been put on the agenda. Any further developments will be shared with members of the NSRA and its affiliated clubs.

Iain Root
Chief Executive Officer

NSRA - Minutes Secretary Vacancy

Do you have minute taking experience? A vacancy has arisen for the NSRA based at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Woking, Surrey.

For more information click the document below

Lord Roberts Centre - Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for a Centre Assistant based at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Woking, Surrey.

Closing 31st May 2017

Retail Vacancy - NSRA Shop

A vacancy has arisen in the NSRA Shop based at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Woking, Surrey.

Closing Date: 31st May 2017

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.