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An update for members regarding the Offensive Weapon Bill and associated issues

posted 19 Feb 2019, 16:12 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 19 Feb 2019, 16:12 ]
Working in cooperation with BSSC a very comprehensive brief was produced for the Lords readings and Grand Committee. The Bill will shortly go back to the Commons. It seems likely that rapid firing rifles (MARS & lever release) will become prohibited, but not high energy rifles at present. The latter will be the subject of a public consultation after Queen’s Assent to the Bill.

Also expected to be the subject of a public consultation are issues raised in debates on the OWB, namely; Miniature Rifle Clubs - the 11(4) Exemption, handloading, air guns and medical evidence.

Another serious matter is continued use of lead in shooting and EU law (to which we are signed up).

More detail can be found in the Legislative Update which can be found elsewhere on this website >>>>.

Needless to say we continue to work closely with BSSC in following and addressing these issues.