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National Shooting Week: Countryside Alliance

by | 26th, May 2007

IF it moves… (File in ‘Beyond Parody’):

The first-ever National Shooting Week was launched on Monday 21st May at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, known as ‘the home of shooting’.

From Saturday May 26th to Sunday June 3rd, thousands of people across the UK will try one of the most exciting Olympic sports during National Shooting Week…

Speaking at the launch, the Government spokesperson for shooting sports, Martin Salter MP said: “I fully support the ideals behind National Shooting Week, particularly with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in mind. The event will also demystify certain imagery surrounding guns and give members of the public a great day out in a safe environment.”

Also at the launch was Shadow Sports Minister Hugh Robertson MP who said: “Shooting is one of the most inclusive Olympic and Paralympic sports, where gender, age and disability are no barriers to success. I applaud National Shooting Week as an excellent idea to promote a sport in which Britain excels. We must give our best shooters every chance to shine in the future.”

Didn’t this Government ban hunting with dogs

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