In a letter dated 12 July 2016, the Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded to the report from the Lead Ammunition Group into "Lead Ammunition, Wildlife and Human Health". She states that, "In both instances – human health and wildlife – the report did not show that the impacts of lead ammunition were significant enough to justify changing current policy; we therefore do not accept your recommendation to ban the use of lead ammunition."
Some disturbing reports have recently come to light where Officers of Shooting Clubs have been contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from the Club's bank demanding information regarding the Club's Home Office Approval, FAC and individual members' details - including FAC details and firearms possessed, personal addresses and more.
The new IOC Agenda 2020 calls for a number criteria to be met by all sports on the Olympic programme with the most immediate being; gender equality, event based sports and sustainability. This means that all events within each summer and winter sport are to be assessed on their own merits against a set criteria established by the IOC.
If any of your shooters attain a highest possible score in an NSRA competition and would like a certificate to commemorate the event, please complete and send back the form along with a cheque for £3.00 and we will sort this out for you. If it is not an NSRA competition, you will need to send the target along with the claim form and payment so that we can verify the high score. They can be used for any competition and any discipline.
Many NSRA targets are printed with a dashed "Trim Line" around the scoring area of the target. This is to allow targets to be trimmed to a size that is more convenient for posting. When targets are being trimmed to go into the post, the whole trim line must be visible. You do not trim on the trim line. If any part of the trim line is missing, your target will be subject to disqualification. We recommend that you aim to cut at least 2 - 3mm outside the trim line to ensure you do not inadvertantly remove any of the line.
Courses Run by External Bodies
There are many generic courses run by external organizations which can be of benefit to shooting clubs and their volunteers. The following are amongst the organizations which run such courses, with links to further information about them.
This is a programme managed by Coachwise on behalf of Sport England. Courses are generally held in the evening and are of about three hours duration. They are held at many venues around England. Costs vary, but can be as little as £15 per participant.
Amongst courses currently available are: