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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby Springfield Pointers » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:22 pm

DavidAbbott wrote:If stores are to insist on banning the sale of the magazines then at least they should be consistent - ban the sale of car magazines to the under 18s who can't legally drive, ban the sale of the lads mags full of semi naked women and glamorising binge drinking to under 18s, ban the sale of women's magazines that promote the uber-skinny to the under 18s, ban the sale of computer gaming magazines promoting games such as Medal of Honor, Modern Combat etc to under 18s as they are often more graphic than what you see in Shooting TImes.

Picking on one specific type of magazine is very hypocritical if they continue to sell all the others without age limits.


Now now David, lets not get ahead of ourselves and ruin a good argument by introducing some common sense...
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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby toxicshot » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:29 pm

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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby toxicshot » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:01 pm

A slight glimmer of hope but nothing conclusive.

WHSmith starts to lift restrictions on shooting magazines
Retailer WHSmith appears to be removing age restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines in its stores after a lobbying campaign by people who shoot,

http://www.basc.org.uk/en/media/pressre ... 2942C5E406


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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby toxicshot » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:09 am

Nice work by the youngsters who got this all moving :clap:

Age restrictions appear to have been lifted from all UK shooting magazines that were previously affected, including Airgun Shooter, Clay Shooter, Fieldsports, Gun Mart, Shooting Sports, Shooting Times, Sporting Gun and Sporting Shooter.

Age restrictions may still be in place for a shooting magazine imported from the USA called Guns & Ammo Annual 2013. The last report BASC received of an age restriction on this magazine was on 11th November. BASC has made the publishers aware of the problem and further tests on this magazine in WHSmith stores would be useful.
http://www.basc.org.uk/en/media/key_iss ... 19A5B7EFEB
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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby andyshaw » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:28 am

I was in WH smiths, and the shooting guns where in fact on the bottom shelf? Is this always the case, or is this recent?
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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby toxicshot » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:14 pm

Antis, return to the magazines campaign, with further proper gander!!

On 15 December, activists will be leafleting outside WH Smith outlets across the UK, to protest the retailer’s sale to children of titles such as Shooting Times, Sporting Gun, Shooting Sports and Sporting Rifle, which encourage and even celebrate the killing of animals for ‘sport’.
Can you help to distribute leaflets outside your local WH Smith on 15 December
http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/ne ... ng//2788//


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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby Callthatagundog » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:35 am

Shame I'm picking up that day.

Me and the dogs may have been tempted by a visit to WH Smith's..... :twisted:
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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby toxicshot » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:39 pm

On the 15th December one young shooting award winning lad was once more refused his free legal choice to purchase a shooting magazine from WHS ,in the meantime more law changes occur. :brickwall:

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Re: 'Shooting on the top shelf say animal rights groups

Postby Megsdad » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:39 pm

I do some beating but not shooting and never thought to buy any of the mags mentioned here though i signed the petition. My kid asked me to get a music mag today and I noticed a couple of shooting titles on the bottom shelf in tesco. I reckon the supermarkets must shift loads more mags than Smiths. Perhaps a strategic advantage could be gained by having a parallel 'petition' to congratulate all those Smiths competitors who are not discriminating?
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