BASC and CA urge compliance with lead laws
PUBLISHED: 10:57 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:06 14 January 2016
BASC and the Countryside Alliance are urging all shooters to comply with the laws on the use of lead ammunition.
BASC and the Countryside Alliance are urging all shooters to comply with the laws on the use of lead ammunition. They warn that a failure to comply could result not only in personal prosecution, but in yet more laws being put in place to reinforce the current ones, restricting the sport further.
The law is simple; it is illegal to use lead ammunition to shoot wildfowl. Shooters who fail to comply risk a criminal conviction and a fine of up to £1,000.
BASC chairman, Alan Jarrett commented: “Non-compliance lays us open to claims that current regulation is inadequate. It should be unacceptable to all of us who obey the law that others put our shooting in jeopardy by ignoring it. As we are prepared to crack down on the selfishness or stupidity of others when it comes to safety, we should also ensure that others around us are complying with the law on lead ammunition.”
Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, added: “We support the zero tolerance shown by wildfowling clubs, and are confident that they are 100% compliant. We want to see that example reflected by the whole shooting community.”
Sporting Shooter urges all our readers to stick to the law and maintain the good name and integrity of our sport.