LET­TER OF THE MONTH WINS THE JACK PYKE HUNTERS BOOTS

Airgun World - - Points Of You -

I at­tended a par­ish coun­cil meet­ing, re­cently, and on the agenda was a case of van­dal­ism, where two win­dows in our vil­lage gen­eral store had ap­par­ently been shot with an air­gun. First, there was no ev­i­dence that an air­gun was to blame, and the dam­age could have just as eas­ily been caused by a stone from the tyre of a pass­ing ve­hi­cle – lor­ries and busses use the road, reg­u­larly – and se­condly, none of those at the meet­ing were aware of the le­gal penal­ties (up to 10 years im­pris­on­ment!), avail­able to the courts in the event of any­one caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age with an air­gun.

I did my best to in­form the meet­ing about the strict laws that gov­ern our sport and I be­lieve I ed­u­cated quite a Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple at Jack Pyke, we’re able to give away a pair of the brand new Hunters boots ev­ery month to the reader we con­sider to have sent the best let­ter. That’s 120 quid’s worth of ex­cel­lent footwear, just for let­ting us know what’s on your mind. You’ve got to like those num­bers!

So, have a think about what you want to say and get in touch, by email or let­ter. Don’t write pages of text be­cause we’ll have to edit it and we’d rather your thoughts few peo­ple that night, but I also be­lieve the tightly con­trolled le­gal sit­u­a­tion un­der which we op­er­ate should be more widely ap­pre­ci­ated.

Thanks for a great mag­a­zine.

LEONARD FORBES

Leonard – well done for de­liv­er­ing that les­son, and I whole­heart­edly agree that the leg­is­la­tion con­trol­ling airguns, es­pe­cially the penal­ties al­ready in place for those who break the law, should be bet­ter pub­li­cised. As we have said, time and time again, we don’t need more re­stric­tions of law-abid­ing peo­ple, we need bet­ter de­ter­rents for crim­i­nals. Ed were just as you wrote them. State shoe size and ad­dress, and it’s great if you can in­clude a photo, too. I prom­ise we read ev­ery com­mu­ni­ca­tion we get. If your let­ter wins, you’ll get these su­perb boots, which fea­ture full grain leather up­pers, a Vi­bram Trek Hunter rub­ber sole, a 100% water­proof, breath­able, Hy­dro­guard mem­brane, odour-re­sis­tant Agion an­timi­cro­bial in­ners and Thin­su­late lin­ers. They’re great boots - so good luck!

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