Have Your Say

We throw ques­tions open to our Face­book fol­low­ers and al­ways at­tract some in­ter­est­ing re­spons­esé

Shooting Gazette - - Shoot Briefing -

We asked for your re­ac­tions to the news that Sco­trail had banned the trans­porta­tion of firearms on its ser­vices fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of an unat­tended li­censed firearm on one of its trains last year.

Aong­has John­son wrote: “It’s noth­ing you wouldn’t expect from Sco­trail. per­haps the “prawn” that left his gear unat­tended could have cared about the con­se­quences but, sadly, didn’t. Use easyjet?”

Mark Rogers wrote: “Another ex­am­ple of how shoot­ing will slowly but surely be made an im­pos­si­ble sport to par­tic­i­pate in. It would be dif­fi­cult to ban it out­right, but death by a 1,000 cuts...add to this the likes of banks, fi­nan­cial ser­vices, in­sur­ance etc. all re­fus­ing to of­fer or re­mov­ing ser­vices from le­git­i­mate shoot­ing re­lated busi­nesses is mak­ing it hard to par­tic­i­pate in and op­er­ate ser­vices for field­sports.”

An­gel Dempsey wrote: “Any­one trav­el­ling with firearms to the Scot­tish bor­ders is wel­come to check out ‘Cy­cles, ri­fles & rods’ on ei­ther Face­book or Airbnb. A warm wel­come is guar­an­teed for vis­i­tors and their weapons!”

John Cle­ments wrote: “It will mean fewer cus­tomers for them and more com­fort­able seat­ing for shoot­ers.”

Mal­colm Wallace wrote: “Another small minded act, as if ban­ning legally held firearms be­ing trans­ported would stop any form of ter­ror­ist type at­tack.”

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