Feltham, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2015 -- In response to the potential that the Scottish parliament will be called to vote on upcoming air gun legislation, the BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) had been ready to emphasize what are actually rapidly falling numbers of offenses involving air guns.
Statistics marking a decline in air gun offenses can emphasize that air guns, as they rise in popularity, do not have to be associated with illicit violence and indeed can be part of a constructive and disciplined sport. After all, the recent Olympic and Commonwealth Games successes highlight pistol shooting as a constructive sport could appear a force for good.
The statistics proposed by the BASC do involve an evident decline. Over a six year period, from 2006 – to 2012, the number of offences involving air weapons fell by 75%. This was from 683 offences in the year 2006-07 to 181 offences in 2012-3; and these are the lowest since records began. Furthermore, the BASC are still waiting on release of the currently 'missing'; data for 2013; which they strongly anticipate will show a further decline in offences. Such a further decline is expected considering the rising popularity of pistol shooting as efficient sport with a number of UK facilities.
Outdoor Hobby Shop are key providers of air weapons as well as are frequent commentators in the industry. They were quick to reflect on the figures emphasized by the BASC.
"The anticipated decline of air gun offences, especially considering the massive fall of offences over recent years is highly encouraging' a spokesperson told us "After all, these offences have fallen as the purchases of air guns online has actually risen. This suggests that people are making informed buying decisions and taking part in an exciting area in the sporting industry in a constructive way.
Air gunning is a highly disciplined art, especially as a sport and should be valued as such an activity, we believe."
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