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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.
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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!