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Repeal the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997

Comment 1st July 2010

The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 banned ownership and use of small-bore (0.22") pistols by the target shooting community, resulting in the loss of their sport by tiousands of law-abiding and responsible citizens, and causing the relegation of British pistol shooting reputations on the international stage from leadership status to an also-ran position.

The presumed public safety benefit justification of this knee-jerk legislation is demonstrably absent; gun crime using illegally-held firearms continues to soar; the firearms used were banned in previous legislation.

Why does this matter?

 

All that the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 did was to unfairly penalise innocent people, and it should now be repealed to allow British pistol shooters once again to develop their skills and compete on an equal footing on the international stage.

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