The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988

Name of Legislation and link to Parliament

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988

Reason why it should be put on the Bonfire

This was a poorly-thought out, knee-jerk response to a single incident which currently prevents a lawful, harmless form of recreation from being enjoyed by law-abiding sportspeople around the world. It has failed to curtail firearms related crime, which has risen exponentially since tht time. In 21 years no other Western nation has followed the UK's "shining example" suggesting that the UK is too restrictive, not the other way around.

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