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THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN ON MONDAYS – THE NEW RO ALLEN HUNNISETT WILL BE RUNNING THE SESSION

 

Please take care in lower car parking area as 3 sections of gulley covers have been damaged and you may trip.

also take care in armoury as a member hurt his arm on the door covering bolt threads .

both of these issues are being dealt with . Sunday 19th 2018 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION !   

Offensive Weapons Bill 2018

 

The Offensive Weapons Bill had its first Reading in Parliament yesterday, 20th June 2018.

The Bill deals with corrosive products and substances, the sale and possession of certain knives and the prohibition of certain firearms etc. in England and Wales and Scotland.

The relevant Clauses for firearms are Clauses 28-35 and Schedule 2

      Second Reading Wednesday 27th June 2018

We the target shooting community are being unfairly treated by prohibitions proposed in the above Bill.

Time is short and it is essential that shooters contact their local MP and:

State their support to the NRA’s letter

Urge their local MP to question:

 

(a) the details of the NCA / police Risk Assessments that apparently have identified .50” calibre / MARS rifles as particular risks to public safety

(b) what reductions in firearms crime are expected as a result of the prohibitions

(c) the incidence of legally held rifles being used in crime; and

(d) why the strict rules on the granting of FACs are deemed insufficient in the case of .50” calibre, MARS and lever release rifles.

Our politicians have many demands on their time and attention; it is best to concentrate upon the unjustified attack on the law abiding shooting community rather than detailed technical descriptions.

This Bill, if unchallenged, risks setting a dangerous precedent for the shooting community as it proposes banning certain firearms without evidence or credible justification. Today the target is .50” calibre and MARS / lever release rifles; tomorrow it could be one of yours.

Air Gun Range

Costains, Network Rail’s main contractor have now left site, the Air gun range will be open from this Sunday 24th June, 2018

New EU Guns laws coming in on the 14th September 2018    Copy and paste links below

+http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017L0853&from=DE

MPORTANT NOTICE FOR MEMBERS AGED 70 PLUS

Please view the document on this link.

BACKSTOPS

As a result of the installation of new backstops there has been no change to the current safety rules and it remains compulsory.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please see our updated terms and conditions, cookie policy and privacy policy for the use of this website.

SAFETY CODE UPDATE

Please see the updated safey code which is now available for download in the members section.

VOLUNTEERS

Would any member who is able to assist the club please refer to the members section

HERITAGE STATUS

The Club has been awarded Heritage status and is now up and running.  Anyone wishing to become involved should contact the Secretary.

COMMITTEE MEETING

The next committee meeting will be held on 30th January 2018 commencing 19:30.

PLEASE NOTE that the Committee  meetings are  held at the East Hastings Sea Angling Club The Stade Hastings TN34 3JF

RANGE OFFICERS

Our Range Officers have attended and passed a workplace first aid refresher course provided by Emergency life Support Team Ltd (www.elst.co.uk). As a number of the Range Officers are also Range Conducting Officers, this means that the club continues to have the required first aid cover for the full bore shoots.

SECURITY OF AIRGUNS

New guidance to prevent under 18’s accessing airguns.

Airguns must be locked up. The government has introduced a new offence to stop under 18’s gaining unauthorised use of airguns.

From the 10th February 2011 owners are liable to a £1000 fine if they fail to take reasonable precautions to prevent airguns falling into the hands of under 18’s.

 A definition of reasonable precautions will depend on each individual case and cannot be defined at this time. However it is suggested that the following criteria will apply.

Store airguns out of sight and separate from pellets.

Use a robust lockable cupboard and keep keys separate and secure.

Store airguns inside a house rather than in a garden shed.

Do not store loaded airguns.

When shooting always keep the airgun in sight and never leave unattended.

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