This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Allow ownership and use of .22 Rimfire pistols for sporting purposes in the uk.
We therefore request that the Government.
1. Repeal the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997
2. Amend the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 such that the following sections remain repealed:
a. Section 12, 1(c)
b. Section 13
Prior to the 1997 Firearms(Amendment) (No 2) Act (which prohibited .22 calibre pistols), under the constraints of the Section 1 of the 1968 Firearms Act, competitors could legally purchase, own and use .22 calibre pistols for target shooting competition up to and including Olympic level at approved clubs.
We ask that the sport of target pistol shooting be once more permitted under the existing Section 1 Licencing scheme, allowing a much loved sporting discipline to flourish once more.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months