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Aims of the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom

Posted on the 26 September 2011 by Mikeb302000
I have to admit curiousity after mentioning this site in a comment and seeing these Aims and Objectives as to what they would be. From http://www.nra.org.uk/:
1. AIM and OBJECTIVES
a) The National Rifle Association (NRA) aims to become, or become part of, the governing body for the sport of all lawful target shooting throughout the United Kingdom.
b) As such, it will have as its primary objective the promotion of the sport of target shooting in all its various lawful forms, throughout the United Kingdom, and to all who may wish to participate.
c) Historically the NRA has had a parallel objective of assisting military and civilian defence forces in their requirements for marksmanship, ammunition testing and weapons training, providing competitions for Services personnel and cadets and co-operating with the military wherever it was consistent with the original Objectives of the NRA.

Of course, I find it difficult to relate the US NRA since they have moved from being a sportsmen's organisation and have become fixated on "self-defence".
One US environmental campaigner has complained that there is little or no hunter and shooting sport presence in the Anti-fracking debate. This is despite the fact that fracking removes land from the areas that can be used for hunting. Additionally, poisoning the waters helps to kill any huntable game.
Having a gun for hunting isn't very useful if there is no where and nothing to hunt.
And while we are at it, here is the Metropolitan Police's Website for Firearms, which includes the applications for firearms licences.
See also:
http://www.met.police.uk/firearms_licensing/documents/firearms_certificate_form_101.pdf

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