On the 26th October the House of Lords whole house committee discussed the Policing and Crime Bill. We’ve been over the Hansards record of the discussion and neither airsoft nor the lethal threshold came up (it’s a huge and far reaching bill- airsoft is a tiny part of it). The Lords committee will continue on the 2nd of November and the 9th of November. We’ll keep an eye on it, we have been told to expect further discussion around the airsoft exception. UKAPU and UKARA are still engaged with the government on this, we’ve got big concerns about the Bill as it stands. Stay tuned and make sure your freinds know that the law on airsoft is changing in England, Wales and Scotland. When it becomes law in early 2017 we will all have to make sure we are compliant and law abiding.

Matt Furey-King