All members,

The Offensive Weapons Bill is at the Committee Stage.

The firearms-related clauses will effectively ban 0.5” calibre rifles & MARS actions.

Neither of these types have been used in crime & there do not appear to be viable statistics or risk assessments to back up any need for legislative change. It throws doubt at the current FAC system as being weak & perhaps ineffective.  Moreover, from ONS information, the main type of firearm used in crime is a handgun, illegal in this country!

One day, 0.5 / MARS, in the future, what next??

You can write to your MP, but even better, please make a submission to the Public Bill Committee:

NRA’s submission:

Submissions should be made as soon as possible but no later than 13 Sep.

Offensive Weapons Bill