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    Barnardos

    This is a very distressing campaign run by what I always through was a good and worthwhile charity - this film is, in my opinion is disgusting!

    We (BASC) are on the case doing what we can to get this film taken off the web site- but it will not hurt if you complain to them as well.

    http://www.barnardos.org.uk/

    David

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    That's appauling!!

    Email sent.

    TJ

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    Thank you, we must all pull together on this one . Replies fromr BASC will be expected and I suspect they may already have 'stock answers' for us- but a rush of e-mails from the public will have a great effect.

    David

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    I wonder if it would be worth sending to Watchdog?

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    Email sent,i can not believe what they have done.

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    What is the video about, I can't get sound on this PC so haven't looked at it.

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    BASC CALLS ON BARNADOS TO WITHDRAW CAMPAIGN FILM


    BASC and all those who are active in legal shooting sports will be shocked and deeply concerned by the irresponsible portrayal of people involved in shooting in Barnardo’s latest awareness campaign. Shock advertisements such as this demean the cause of child protection.

    Barnardos claims there is an unjustified and disturbing intolerance to children in modern society, and that they are demonised; yet the organisation thinks it acceptable to demonise people who lawfully shoot.

    The film clearly shows sporting guns being used by the adults wearing country clothing. The style is graphic and realistic, and it makes no attempt to show the weapons are illegal. In fact it depicts extreme, Illegal and shocking behaviour which risks encouraging precisely the behaviour that Barnardo’s seeks to campaign against.

    BASC Director of Communications, Christopher Graffius says:

    “This film and the way it portrays people who are clearly involved in lawful sporting shooting, is totally unacceptable. BASC will be making an official complaint to Barnados and if the film is not withdrawn we will be taking this to the Charities Commission. We are also urging our members, and others who support our position to also make their feelings known to Barnados.”

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    MY REPLY TO BERNADOS

    THIS IS A COPY OF MY EMAIL TO THEM.


    Whilst always supporting your needs I feel that you should know how disgusted I was when I watched the film clip. I have been a field sportman all my life and a keen shooter.We already get enough bad press coverage and for you to really insult us by making this irresponsible clip is the final straw for me and know doubt many other law abiding shooters.
    On shoot days we hold a raffle and half the proceeds go towards your cause. I am sorry to inform you that as of now I will be making donations to other charities who are more greatful and who do not ridicule the innocent and behave in a more sensitive manner.

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    Be aware that Barnardos may claim to have discussed this with BASC on Friday- in fact they called at 3pm on Friday to say they were launching something and shooting was involved.

    We asked what it was and should we be concerned, they said no, just calling us out of courtesy!

    First time we saw the video was first thing this morning.

    David

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    What were they thinking? This doesn't seem to me to have any relevance to the reality of child abuse. I'll get my message off to them too.

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