View results from the shooting competitions at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, 6th-18th October.
Dear NSRA Club,
The Offensive Weapons Bill is to be debated on Monday 15th October 2018. The following amendment, which is the new Clause 3 and which had been unsuccessful in the previous debate, has been re-tabled.
The proposed amendment, if accepted, will eliminate the use of Section 11(4) exemption, which is in wide use by NSRA affiliated clubs and organisations, including Scouts and Cadets. Many affiliated clubs benefit from the use of Section 11(4) exemption certificates issued by the NSRA. Any amendment to this valuable legislation will have a significant impact on the management of affiliated clubs and groups.
Great Britain’s Target Sprint Team have won three junior medals at the ISSF Changwon World Championships. Emily Shawyer secured silver and Charlotte Huddart and Morten Van Der Schee won bronze with times of 5:19.98, 5:30.91 and 4:35.35 respectively.
The British Shooting Target Sprint Festival in Yate was held on the first weekend of October and saw great achievements and performances by many athletes from the GB and German Target Sprint Teams. On the Saturday, as a conclusion to the ISSF World Tour, the heats proved exciting to watch despite the rainy conditions, with the athletes putting in some great efforts.
OFFENSIVE WEAPONS BILL AMENDMENT - ACT NOW
Despite previous assurances the Government has now changed their mind and are proposing to proceed with a ban on rifles with a muzzle energy of more than 10,000 ft lbs (13,600J). This will effectively ban .50 calibre target rifles.
Those who participate in target shooting sports other than with the calibres under threat, must understand that the proposed ban is predicated on risk assessment and is not evidence based. If successful, this will set a dangerous precedent for all target shooting sports and in the future will reduce the requirement for evidence based changes to firearms legislation.