On Monday UKAPU submitted a response to the firearms consultation. The law commission will now draft a recommendation based on feedback received. In the vast majority of cases the government will go along with what the law commission recommend, so this is a very important stage. I’m hoping for some sort of exemption (from a 1 Joule prescribed lethal threshold) for airsoft skirmishers, or a higher threshold across the board, but as a community we’re going to have to be more professional and organised to sell the idea of another ‘exemption’. Because of this I’ve stepped up as Chairman once more, to get the organisation running again. I’ll need to recruit a handful of intelligent, self motivated people to make it work. This is really important. You can change the course of airsoft. Your hobby needs you.

Matt Furey-King, Chairman UKAPU