Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Reclassify .22 pistols as Section 1
The Home Office should consider reclassifying .22 Pistols as Section 1 firearms. Currently firearm laws require any pistol to be a minimum length, which makes using them for legitimate sporting activities completely impractical. Our shooting sportsmen & women have to travel outside of the country to practice, which makes their training difficult & expensive. The current legislation should be changed to standard .22 pistols only to be used for target shooting sport purposes by any Firearms Certificate holder, not just a specially selected few, allowing all a chance to compete & practice to international standards.
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