Skip to comments.WH Smith bans under 14s from buying shooting magazines (UK)
Posted on 10/15/2012 7:38:55 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
WH Smith has banned children from buying magazines about shooting even though it is legal for them to own a gun. Britains biggest newsagent has introduced an over-14s limit on all copies of country sports magazines following a campaign by animal rights activists. The retailer, whose founding family owned a highly prized shoot in Buckinghamshire, will enforce the restriction on hobby magazines including Shooting Times, because it understood children are not allowed to obtain a firearms certificate until they are 14.
However under the current law, there is no minimum age for applying for a shotgun certificate in the UK, although children under 18 are banned from owning or buying their own gun and under-14s must be supervised when using one. The decision to grant a licence rests with a senior police officer.
Shooting enthusiasts have questioned why the high street chain does not restrict the sale of motoring magazines such as Top Gear to those old enough to drive, the Sunday Telegraph has reported. Christopher Graffius, of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, told WH Smith, said: It is extraordinary that in WH Smith you can buy a car magazine at any age, despite the age limit of 17 for driving. You can also buy war magazines which depict the killing of people, yet WH Smith is concerned about children buying shooting magazines, a legal and Olympic sport.
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Words fail me.
Typical Brit stupidity.
which puts shooting magazines is the same category as pornography.
Which is why I’m against Government regulation when is comes to Porn on the internet..
I assume they will still be able to buy ultra violent video game magazines.
And 16 and 17 year olds will be voting in the referendum on Scottish independence. The UK is screwed!