We are very proud to announce that on this day, the 4th March Firearms UK Association celebrates its 1st anniversary. It has been a very busy and exciting year for us. We realize at times it may have seemed like we have been quiet but the team have very seldom been inactive.
In the past year we have continued to build upon our original aims of increasing unity within shooting and have encouraged firearms enthusiasts to take a more active role in promoting and defending firearms ownership and the shooting sports.
We have continued to build and strengthen connections within the shooting community and will continue to do so, and are particularly proud to support the inclusive and disabled shooting organisations; Sport4all, Disabled Shooters Group and Disabled Shooting Project ensuring the joys of shooting are available to all, regardless of handicap.
Here is a brief rundown of some of the work we have
been involved with in the last year:
With respect to consultations; we have responded formally to numerous consultations which impact upon firearms ownership and the shooting sports which include; Scottish airguns, Scottish National Heritage, EU consultation on firearms controls and are continuing to develop our formal response to the Natural England consultation on General and Class licences.
Members of Firearms UK Association have continued to lobby MP’s and MEP’s both personally and on behalf of the Association for all of the above consultations, in concern over the EU ‘Firearms Directive’ and any other matter which has shown a potential to have a negative impact on the UK shooting community. We have also reached out to a myriad of political parties to further promote the positives of shooting and counter some of the strong bias against shooting, so often prevalent in the media.
Alongside responding to the various threats to the shooting community as they appear, we have also responded to press enquiries, wrote and had published numerous articles and or comments in the ‘shooting press’ and have published open letters and commentary via our own website and social media channels.
Importantly, since our original formation as an online group we have reorganised our structure, both internally and publicly and are also very happy to announce that as of the 1st March we are now an Association, formally being recognized as Firearms UK Association.
Still to come; much of our time recently has been invested in developing campaigns to launch this year. The specific nature of these campaigns is yet to be made public, but we have been very busy organising these efforts behind the scenes and consulting with individuals and organisations to ensure that these campaigns will be as professional as possible and be of such a standard that we can reasonably expect a positive outcome from them. We are expecting to launch at least one of these new campaigns this month.
Finally, with the kindness of one of our supporters we have prepared our next free prize draw, which we are very excited about. We will launch the prize draw when our Facebook page reaches 3,000 Likes, so please continue to share and promote Firearms UK Association and help us build up the reach of our page.
We would like to thank everyone dearly for supporting our efforts over the past year and look forward to working with and supporting you all for the rest of 2014 and into the future to ensure the future is bright for shooting and firearms ownership within the UK.
Fighting for your Rights