Emley moor, Shooting club welcomes MP

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  1. richardio123

    richardio123 Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    Emley moor, Shooting club welcomes MP

    I may be late on this one but great work!

    Also this Chris Evans story is positive for shooting too!



    LOCAL MP, Angela Smith, recently saw for herself the commitment and responsible nature of target shooting clubs when she visited Emley Moor Target Shooting Club, just outside Barnsley.
    The club, which specialises in target shooting, is used regularly by over 200 local members.
    During her time there Angela was given a guided tour of the facility and informed of the safety precautions they take to make sure their sport is safe for everyone.
    Angela was particularly impressed by their desire to see the law strengthened in relation to air guns, making sure these dangerous weapons do not fall into the wrong hands.
    She was also told of the group’s impeccable safety record and the rules that make sure no one is put in danger while using the facility.
    Commenting, Angela said: “Visiting Emley Moor target Shooting Club was an enlightening experience.
    “It was a pleasure to see how this group takes seriously its responsibilities. Not only do they make the area a safe environment for everyone, they make sure all individuals take safety seriously.
    “I would agree with them that while strengthening of the law can sometimes be welcome, England should not follow the lead of Scotland and propose to ban the use of air guns all together.
    “In the right hands and used responsibly the sport can be a rewarding one which people can enjoy and a total ban on air guns would only drive their use underground.
    “I was particularly pleased, for instance, to hear that anyone found by the club misusing an air rifle by, for instance, shooting wildlife, will be asked to leave the club.
    Commenting on behalf of the club, Ivan Burrows said: “It was great having Angela with us and seeing for herself the commitment of those partaking in a sport not known by most of the public.
    “I am personally very concerned about the future of field target shooting with the Scottish Parliament proposing to put a blanket ban on air powered weapons north of the border.
    “If such a proposal was adopted in England there would be job loses and many people would be curtailed from carrying out a sport they enjoy and it could be forced underground with all the dangers that might entail.
    “We all agree that today’s air weapons are far cry from those of years ago and that better control is required but to ban them altogether would be a travesty.”
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  2. 1963malc

    1963malc Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    Maltby, Rotherham
    That makes good reading. Well done Emley and all of those involved in making that work for everyone.
  3. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    It's a shame that more people in power cannot see first hand the commitment by serious responable sporting airgunners and all the good points that go with it instead of just blindly following media statements and pulling it down all the time.It's about time something positive was said about the sport:)
    Well done Emley and Angela Smith for getting out and seeing for yourself what it's all about;)

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  4. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

    Apr 27, 2009
    Newbury & Avon Hawks
    Well said Dave.

    TREV RYN https://www.neftaonline.org/ Staff Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    skelmanthorpe ,west yorkshire,emley moor ftc
    i would just like to say a thank you to angela for taking the time to come and have a look at us , a more genuine person you couldnt wish to meet. she was very interested in what we do and how we do it , and i would like to say im glad shes in our corner .:)
  6. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Did you sell her a raffle ticket flower ?:D:D:D

  7. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    Oh, what a question... come on Trev, did she slip through your fingers? :D

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

    Apr 16, 2009
    There's always a first:D:D

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