By carrying out the above ideas the cost and time spent by the police force in licensing and regulating the shooting sport would be vastly reduced allowing for other jobs to be carried out. The changing of the law would make it easier to be carried out, currently most shooters know more about firearms law than the police who attempt to enforce it and often isolate themselves from the shooting community through misinterpretations, the incorrect enforcement of the law and misunderstandings.
With simpler more effective laws people will be able to carry out their sport without fear of falling into the wrong side of the law and better bonds created with the police as people become more likely to work with the police on better terms. This in turn leading to more effective use of police time.
I would like to make clear that I in no way advocate the removal or changing of the current system of checking that the person is not a criminal, mentally unsuitable etc and that the system of joining a club and being under its supervision for several months before a FAC can be applied for. This makes absolute sense, it is the prevention of the good people who pass from being able to fully carry out the sport that does not.
I would also like to point out that comparisons to the USA are foolish and pointless, it is a country with a completely different culture, economic, society, education, and mind set. Likewise the number of illegally owned firearms in the USA is vastly different along with 100's of other variables. Likewise to claim massacres or murders will increase is again pointless as the aquisition of firearms illegaly has been proven time and time again by the weekly murders in cities and towns all over ther UK.
The economic benefits of this are also a factor to be taken into account, with greater amounts of jobs being created and the re-birth of British firearms companies.
Finally as a 19 year old man who first started shooting at the age of 15 years old I would like to point out the things that the sport has done for me. I have learnt how to very safe with firearms and to respect them for what are, this I believe lead to me maturing and becoming a sensible and aware person. With my knowledge of firearms I can confidantly make safe the majority of firearms or handle and position them in such a way that they are as safe as possible.
It has also ensured that I have stayed strictly within the law in all areas and not just firearms law, with the possibility of the removal of my firearms and the prevention of me carrying out my sport ensuring that I am sensible and even make my way to prevent others from acting stupidly or against the law. (after all I don't particularly want to lose £3000 worth of firearms)
From the age of 17 years old I have been buying my own firearms and ammunition and producing my own ammunition (another learning curve of safety and responsability) using the money I have earned working in many places and have truly enjoyed shooting but more so the people that I have met and the collective knowledge and friendship we have shared.
Please consider before you comment whether you actually know in detail anything about the firearms law, the sport, the people and firearms crime. You wouldn't tell a mechaninc how to fix a car for example.