Whilst the age limit for acquiring a firearms certificate (required for the possession and purchase of certain rifles and high-capacity shotguns) is 14, there are a number of circumstances in which those aged under 14 can legally be involved in rifle sports.
Furthermore Shotgun Certificates can be Granted at any age. We, the undersigned, believe that shooting teaches valuable skills to young people, a respect and understanding for animal life. WH smiths has been pushed by a minority group into supporting a ridiculous policy that serves only to help criminalise shooting, a perfectly legal and acceptable sport. Furthermore the undersigned henceforth will no longer shop at WH smiths stores and outlets in support of this petition.