Airgun World - - Points Of You -

I saw a link on Face­book about how The Sun news­pa­per did its ugly best to vil­ify the air­gun­ner who dared to post some­thing about shoot­ing grey squir­rels on so­cial me­dia. The gross dis­tor­tion and de­lib­er­ate sen­sa­tion­al­ism was shame­ful, and I’ve spent the last three hours send­ing emails and try­ing to speak to any­one con­nected to this hor­ri­ble ex­cuse for a na­tional news­pa­per.

I won’t give The Sun the ben­e­fit of fur­ther pub­lic­ity, but please, if you see this ‘re­port’ or any like it, don’t just ac­cept it. Re­ply po­litely and fac­tu­ally, and at least try to re­dress the bal­ance. If we say noth­ing, then th­ese dis­tor­tions will be ac­cepted as fact by those the likes of peo­ple who The Sun are try­ing to dupe. Al­ways, al­ways, al­ways an­swer th­ese at­tacks and don’t let scan­dal­mon­ger­ing tabloids have it all their own way.


Clive – I saw that shame­ful re­port, too, and I’ve done my best to re­ply on our be­half, as I know have oth­ers within our sport. You’re ab­so­lutely right, we must never let such de­lib­er­ate dis­tor­tion go un­op­posed and well done for speak­ing out. - Ed

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