I hope that all who are in agreement will contact the shooting press - with letters - and their MPs over this matter. Here is what I've written to the Shooting Times. Did you know that as an non-member of the NRa you can't even turn up and pay a one off "green fee" to even use the "Zero Range" (or any other) Range?
Letters again "from Surrey" in support of the 2012 Olympic Shooting Facilities going to Bisley when really all should be against that proposal. Does the "Bisley Gun Club" aka the NRA not already have enough facilities already?
The NRA Website makes very clear that only NRA Full Members can use Bisley Ranges. So there is access only to the few and not the many that constitute the United Kingdom's licensed shooters.
It cannot be right that a body that is exclusive and that has ample facilities and in both 1988 and 1996 dismally failed to defend our shooting heritage should receive this gift to be able after 2012 to usurp for itself alone facilities paid for by all.
Let the facilities be at Woolwich or elsewhere so that they afterwards may go to the Midlands, to the North, to the West or to Scotland. Perhaps to Northern Ireland where pistol shooting is still lawful. But please not to be squandered on the "Bisley Gun Club".
Or at least the NRA must give now and for all time an unequivocal guarantee that if at Surrey these facilities will forever be open to all without requirement for any kind NRA Membership or Affiliation.