The organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have defended their decision to exclude shooting from the programme.
The move has proved highly controversial, with India threatening to boycott the event if the sport is not reinstated.
As a member of the NSRA you will have recently received a letter dated 19th November 2018 regarding your membership renewal. To clarify, this is simply notification of changes to your renewal dates that will be happening in the next 12 months. You do not need to take any action at this time. You will be sent further information when your renewal is due.
We are moving towards reinstating a common renewal date for all members. This process is the first step to achieving this aim.
Following the successful pilot project for online shooting clubs, all applications for approval (new or renewal) should be submitted directly to the Home Office via the web portal, at the link below. This applies to all clubs in England and Wales. Applications will only be accepted by the Home Office, and should no longer be sent directly to the police.
The NSRA acts as “sponsor” for people wishing to bring their firearms to mainland Britain to shoot in NSRA events. The Association administers the applications in conjunction with Surrey Police who issue the Visitor’s Permit.
Due to issues involving visitors to Britain in other Police Authorities, there have been some changes to the way the Police are administering this service.
All Life, Annual and Associate Members
As a member of the Association we obviously need to keep your personal details to enable us to manage your membership and provide the services you have requested or will receive.
With the changes in law relating to data protection, we are contacting all Life, Annual and Associate Members to get a definite opt-in to processing their data.
New General Data Protection Regulations
The new General Data Protection Regulations are now in place, with a date for compliance set at 25th May 2018. By this date it will be necessary for all clubs and associations to be operating in alignment with the new legislation. This is basically explained in the attached document NSRA GDPR Guidance for Clubs and Associations which is also available on the NSRA website.
A successful workshop concentrating on the future of the NSRA was held at Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Some 40 delegates attended from all regions of the UK and contributed to the sessions which looked at increasing membership as well as reviewing the competition structure.
The Home Office is to review airgun legislation following two tragic cases in which airguns were misused with serious consequences. See Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales for background information.
The NSRA is taking an active role in discussing the issues regarding proposed legislation with Government and representatives of shooting organisations are to agree a pro-active response at a meeting of BSSC in early 2018.
As the National Governing Body, the NSRA has a policy in place to not become involved, comment on or reply to personal views or opinions posted on social media and will not respond via social media. However the NSRA will continue to share information on their website, and via our social media when relevant.
We are aware that following an adjournment debate in Parliament on the use and control of airguns, the Minister for Policing and Fire Service, Nick Hurd has undertaken to review the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales.