This might surprise you, but the UK Practical Shooting Association (UKPSA) is involved in… Practical Shooting.
I know, shocker!
What’s even more shocking is that the UKPSA has acquired five handguns plus the usual holsters and mag pouches in order for their members to practice IPSC shooting at a range in Northern Ireland.
Handgun ownership was banned in England, Scotland and Wales after the 1996 massacre in which Thomas Hamilton, 43, who learnt to shoot at a gun club, murdered 16 children and a teacher before killing himself. The weapons are still legal to own and use in target shooting in Northern Ireland.
So let me get this straight, the UKPSA bought (or were given) five pistols, put them in a gun club in Northern Ireland, and is now inviting their members to shoot these handguns in competition? And this is some sort of scandal?
From the UKPSA website…
These guns will be kept on the NITSA Club licence and so can be legally used for training, competitions and for you to undertake your Hand Gun Competency Test at NITSA (once you have completed a short gun safety course on Action Air or LBP)! These guns are free to use if you are a member of the UKPSA (you will have to pay a daily green fee of £25 for use of the range), all you have to do is make sure they are clean when you have finished!
YouTuber English Shooting made a video about this
This sounds pretty exciting. I want to play!
Callum responds to the idiotic anti gun story in this video about the reporter and how painfully clue free he is.
This is the world that the gun banners want you to live in. After they ban the guns, they want to ban anyone from renting a gun from a gun club, taking multiple training classes to get certified, and using that gun in organized pistol competition.
They hate you. Never forget that. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.