A huge thank you to all the individuals, businesses and organisations who have supported us so far and helped us reach this important milestone.
We now have less than 4 weeks until the petition expires and in this time we have set a target goal of 25,000 signatures.
Once again we ask all our supporters if they can help us achieve this final goal.
Please ask friends, family and workmates to sign up.
We also encourage supporters to use their own initiatives, contact local clubs/grounds and send letters into shooting magazines they purchase highlighting the importance of the petition as party of the “Unity Campaign”.
With a General Election on the horizon and the threats our freedoms face it is vital that shooters do all they can to make their voices heard and show we are a strong unified community that has the potential to swing seats in favour of candidates that will support us.
The more signatures we get on this petition will help reflect that.
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The text of the petition is as follows;
Allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre Rimfire pistols for sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland.
Responsible department: Home Office
We the undersigned respectfully petition the Government to amend the Firearms Acts to allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre Rimfire pistols for competitive sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland.
We the undersigned therefore request that the Government:
1. Repeal the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997
2. Amend the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 such that the following sections remain repealed:
a. Section 12, 1(c)
b. Section 13
Prior to the 1997 Firearms(Amendment) (No 2) Act (which prohibited .22 calibre pistols), under the constraints of the Section 1 of the 1968 Firearms Act, competitors could legally purchase, own and use .22 calibre pistols for target shooting competition up to and including Olympic level at approved clubs.
We ask that the sport of target pistol shooting be once more permitted under the existing Section 1 Licencing scheme, thus allowing a much loved and all inclusive sporting discipline to flourish once more.
The Firearms UK Team