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BSSC honours retirement of David Penn

posted 5 Apr 2019, 13:29 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 5 Apr 2019, 13:29 ]
David Penn BSSC presentation
The retirement of the British Shooting Sports Council’s long-serving Secretary David Penn has been marked at the Council’s Annual General Meeting and Luncheon.

David Penn stood down on March 21 after 13 years with British shooting’s umbrella organisation. 

A target shooter, game shot and an authority on historic military firearms, David was formerly Keeper of Firearms at the Imperial War Museum and his detailed understanding of firearms technology and legislation has been invaluable in helping shooting sports to counter the challenge of ever-increasing controls over firearms ownership. 

A former chairman of the Government’s Firearms Consultative Committee, David’s opinion on firearms matters has been deeply respected both by politicians, civil servants and the police, and as BSSC Secretary he has played a key contribution to shaping Britain’s gun laws.

David has been co-opted to BSSC in order to retain the benefits of his knowledge and input.