NRA Explore
APPEARS IN News

UK Magazine Retailer Rescinds Age Restrictions

Friday, November 16, 2012

Following a campaign by UK shooters, the UK retailer WH Smith is backpedaling from its decision to bar the sale of shooting sports magazines to customers under the age of 14. In early October, WH Smith caved to the will of the radical animal rights group, Animal Aid, after a campaign by the organization that smeared the shooting sports and likened sporting magazines to pornography.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation announced last week that WH Smith was quietly removing "till prompts" that had required a cashier to check a purchaser's age for the purchase of shooting sports magazines. The change comes after a BASC email and social media campaign that included a petition with 12,000 signatures coordinated by one of BASC's Young Shots members.

Joining BASC's efforts were those of the UK shooting sports group, Countryside Alliance, which called rollback of the age restriction "a victory for common sense." The restriction had also received criticism from the head coach of Great Britain's Olympic shooting team, Ian Coley, who remarked, "How can WH Smith justify the ban to my grandson and to the many thousands of young shots who enjoy their chosen sport of shooting?... We live in a free world and it's his chosen sport. Why should a totally legal sport be subject to these restrictions?"

WH Smith's decision to rescind the age restrictions marks a small victory for the beleaguered UK shooting community and should stand as a testament to the power of organized gun owners.

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gun Control "Study" Misses the Mark Badly on Lawful Self-Defense

Likely as a response to the growing number of American’s who have come to realize that having a ...

News  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Los Angeles City Council Targets Law-Abiding With Magazine Ban

Back in 2013, the city of Los Angeles’s city council proposed an ordinance banning the possession of magazines ...

News  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Take Two Losses and Call Me in the Morning: Florida Court Again Sides With Patient Privacy, Hands Nosy Doctors Second Defeat

Anti-gun doctors may need to get their own blood pressure checked after the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

News  

Friday, July 31, 2015

When Bureaucrats Make “Sport” of Fundamental Liberties, Congress Must Act

In May, I discussed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ varying interpretations of the phrase “sporting ...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bill Seeks to Choke Off Anti-Gun "Choke Point"

Only July 30, The House Financial Services Committee marked up and passed out of committee H.R. 766, the ...

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Famed Law Professor, Defense Attorney Latest to Suggest Second Amendment Needs to Go

The legal profession is full of blowhards, egomaniacs, hypocrites, and elitists, but even so, rarely are all those ...

News  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

President’s Column: If Gun Restrictions Were Applied To Technology, They Would Not Compute

What if computer owners were the object of Bloomberg’s lies? What would be the public reaction if the ...

News  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gun Control Group Would Endanger Military by Politicizing Firearm Procurement Process

As if misguided anti-gun policies that leave our fighting men and women defenseless stateside weren’t enough, some gun ...

News  

Friday, June 26, 2015

Serious Anti-Gunners Show What Compromise on Gun Control Would Mean

Whether to capitalize on a tragedy for political purposes, or because their urge to “do something” isn’t tempered ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.