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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Owing to the high number of requests to join the Smallburgh Rifle & Pistol Club it is with regret that we must close the waiting list to any new applications new until further notice.

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We have spoken to the Police Firearms regarding members not being able to attend the range and they agree that the range attendance will be treated with common sense over this year. You must still be a member of an approved primary club so please send your application forms and payment through to confirm ongoing membership.


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Home Office Public Consultation - Firearms Safety Guidance

to NRA Members and Affiliates December 2020

Dear Club Member


NRA members, affiliates and the wider shooting community are encouraged to respond to the Public Consultation on Firearms Safety found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firearms-safety

Our opinions and arguments will be persuasive if made by large numbers of sensible voices – do not leave it to others to have your views heard – deadline 16th February 2021.

BACKGROUND

The Government, whilst recognising that UK firearms laws are among the toughest in the world, is seeking the views of the shooting community and wider public on four substantive issues, namely:-

High Muzzle Energy rifles (over 10,000 ft-lbs / 13,600J – not to be confused with the limit of the same name but of 4500J-7000J imposed on military gallery ranges) – enhanced security for .50” calibre and similar rifles

Air Weapons – use by young people and safe storage

Miniature Rifle Ranges – licensing of operators for rifles and ammunition

Ammunition Components – reducing the risk of criminal assembly of ammunition

Having consulted with other shooting organisations, we have set out the key points that you may wish to include in your response in the News item published on the NRA website.

https://nra.org.uk/home-office-public-consultation-firearms-safety-guidance/

Andrew Mercer

Secretary General

Our typical response would be:

Air weapons
Supervision of 14 to 17 year olds is reasonable / regulations are robust enough as they stand .
Ammunition
Propellants and primers are legally controlled, making other component control unnecessary.
H M E Rifles
Keeping rifle and breach components separately is reasonable,ammunition restrictions all ready in law , extra security more alarms bars on doors and Windows is an advert to the criminals
Miniature Rifle Range
Reasonable for an operator to hold a F A C .

Club Secretary: Mr Brian Tomlinson