Well done to those of you who engaged with your MEPs during the EU proposal debacle. As you can hear in this short video from last year, grassroots lobbying does work, there are decent politicians out there who are who will listen to well worded arguments. All of you who got involved saved airsoft from certain destruction, again, well done. It’s a shame that the proposal is still going forward and will further restrict firearms, even if it has been watered down quite allot. But it’s a huge relief that airsoft survived.

Again, for clarity, the EU firearms directive proposal is not the Policing and Crime Bill, this is an entirely separate issue. It sometimes seems like people are hearing it for the first time every time we mention it, so please read up on the history here if you are not up to speed.