Alongside merchandise we are now also able to receive financial donations and in doing so wanted to make the following points clear, forming what can be considered our ‘Donations Policy’. Continue reading
As we develop as an organisation and work towards becoming increasingly more active in defense of firearms ownership and the shooting sports it is inevitable that we will be met with a certain degree of costs, up to now the team behind Firearms UK has volunteered their own expenses to help build the organisation, but as we approach our one year anniversary it is apparent we need a source of funding to subsidize our own contributions so that we can continue to grow and be more active in “Fighting for your rights!”.
We haven’t wanted to rush into this, which is why it has taken us longer than some of our supporters might have wished, but we are now able to offer you some Firearms UK merchandise as a way for you to not only support the organisation financially through the sale of our merchandise but also by way of raising awareness. All proceeds from the sale of the patches will be used to fund Firearms UK activities to promote and defend firearms ownership and the shooting sports such as paying for hosting fee’s, domain registration, etc.
You can now find a dedicated ‘Merchandise’ page as part of our new ‘Firearms UK’ menu at the top of the page. For now we just have our very attractive Velcro patches to offer you, which can either be attached by their own Velcro back or sewn on, but we expect to expand the range of merchandise in due course. The patches are available for £4.50 including delivery to within the UK and £5.50 including delivery to the rest of the world. Please consider purchasing one to show your support and help fund our work, if for whatever reason they are not to your taste, please consider making a donation instead (via the button on the top right). If you would like to discuss merchandise or any other issue, please comment bellow, find us on our Facebook page or send us an e-mail via the contact form.
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Steve Page, one of our supporters has been working on our behalf to tackle an editing bias on Wikipedia which has resulted in a section on Firearms UK to be systematically deleted time and time again. As part of this effort Steve has kindly produced a guest post for us on this topic; shown bellow, please give it a read and share widely, thank you.
Sportsmen and women up and down the country who shoot face an uphill battle fighting ignorance, discrimination and malicious bias on a daily basis, what doesn’t help is when Wikipedia is used as a tool to promote an anti-gun agenda. Let’s be completely honest, it isn’t all Wikipedia editors by a long shot; however, there are a few anti-gun editors attempting to control certain shooting associated articles on the site, one of the articles being Gun Politics Of The United Kingdom.
The fact is that Wikipedia increasingly has become the number one research tool used by young people, students and adults as their primary source of knowledge, the online encyclopaedia has become immensely powerful and relevant in today’s world, subsequently when the system employed to prevent vandalism is misused to promote a certain biased point of view and complaints swept aside by obviously anti-gun lobby admins something needs to be done and the only way that can be achieved is by concerned shooters getting involved, so please Create a Wikipedia account on Wikipedia, search for the various articles connected to shooting in the UK and help put some balance back into the articles.
One of the most powerful tools in our arsenal is passion, combine that with a dedication to track down and employ factual accuracy and half our job is done.
- Always ensure your facts are correct and that you can point to reliable sources such as newspapers, magazines and books to promote your position and most importantly ensure you cite your facts in the article itself.
- Always edit the article from a neutral point of view otherwise the crazy anti-gun lobby will pounce on you and delete all your hard work.
- Always check the article’s ‘Talk’ page, a talk page offers the ability to discuss articles and other issues with editors. I have linked the Gun Politics Of The UK talk page as an example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_Kingdom
- Be firm but fair, always assume good faith even when others do not.
The UK shooting community has for far too long put on their helmets, battened down the hatches in the hope it’ll all go away, the problem is it hasn’t, every day that goes by the national impression of shooting gets ever worse, yesterday it was believing (promoted by mischievous elements in the media) that all gun crime is committed by legally-held firearms, today it’s an attempt to connect shooting with pornography.There is only one direction we can take now and that is forward, to be brave enough to challenge the media’s tarnished image of shooting and firearms then present to the nation a group of enthusiasts who are law-abiding and just like them.
I’ve been a fan of magazines for many years, and although that willingness to sink ever increasing amounts of money into a bound collection of shinny paper, with its ever increasing amounts of adverts has waned in recent years; I still derive a great deal of pleasure through there purchase.
I love an impulse purchase, and magazines are no exception. Searching for that one issue that really tickles your mood and interest, whether before a long journey or just to round off a shopping trip, was always something I would look forward to; still, the majority of my magazines arrived via way of a subscription.
There are some obvious benefits to magazine subscriptions; They are almost always cheaper, they may give you access to titles you would otherwise have to repeatedly request or order in and you get to enjoy them without leaving the house.
So the positives of magazine subscriptions are great, but are there any negatives?
Unfortunately I believe there are some negatives, which I would like to draw your attention to:
- Perceived readership of your titles by store clerks, management and owners may be reduced.
- Missing out on meeting like minded individuals in store.
- Missing an opportunity to raise awareness by carrying or reading the magazine in public.
- You may not be aware of subtle threats to your sport, such as the WHSmith policy on age restrictions.
Now, let me just make it clear that I’m not saying you have to give up those subscriptions, I like them just as much as you. I would just like the shooting/firearms community to be aware of any negatives and make the best choices they can in support and promotion of their sport and rights; that may mean making no changes, cancelling one subscription to pick it up locally, or just buying the odd extra issue locally and passing it on to a friend, colleague or relative.
If you can think of anymore negatives or positives please add them bellow as a comment or start a discussion about this topic on our Facebook page.
Today we have begun e-mailing stockists of airguns asking them to support us and sign the No to Airgun Licensing in England & Wales petition. To take this further we have drafted an example letter which we have made available as a download, and we ask that you e-mail or post this or something similar to your local gun shops and airgun stockists. We would like as many people as possible to get involved on the Facebook page and sign the petition, through this we will be in the best position to halt another potential onslaught to our rights.
Support Request Letter to Gun Shops Word Document.
Once you confirm with us that a gun shop or other airgun stockist has stood with us and signed the campaign petition, as a thank you we will provide a link to their website and recommend them on our Appreciated… Gun Shops page, which is accessible on the left hand navigation menu.
This video from ShootingandMore.com is now made available as a free video, and we encourage you all to watch it, as it covers very import points about the shooting sports.
How to Support your Sport