• Announcements

    • DaveL

      VCR Bill

      Since the introduction of the "latest" VCR bill on 1st October 2007, sales of AIRGUNS (including replicas) AND MAJOR COMPONENTS (barrels, cylinders etc.) by DEALERS is restricted to a face-to-face transaction.   Please ensure you are familiar with the changes brought about due to the VCR act, which may be viewed on the BASC website.   BASC and ACPO have produced a guide to the VCR act in PDF format, which avoids legalese and is very understandable. See HERE.   AirGunForum members must ensure their transactions conform with current legislation before posting.   An inter-dealer network to facilitate the continuation of mail order business is being established by Portland Jon. Details are HERE or direct to his website HERE.
    • AirGunForum

      Editing your posts

      The forum's EDIT function has been changed. After making your post, you will have 30 minutes to review and edit it. After that, only Admin will be able to make edits.   Should a post NEED to be edited afterwards, email to admin@airgunforum.net the change details, the URL of the thread it applies to and if appropriate, the reason for the change. Don't forget to identify yourself and do use your registered email address to make contact. All this is necessary, as admin must be able to identify who you are and that it is your post that you wish to edit.   Admin. will make the edit if it appears necessary. Note, if you want to change something that could easily be achieved by adding a further post to the thread, you will be expected to do it.   Forum staff generally view new posts added to threads since their last visit. If a "for sale" item has been sold or a wanted item has been obtained, just add a post to the thread and it will usually be noted and the thread title will be edited appropriately. This saves members' time wading through posts that are effectively "dead".   DaveL
Sign in to follow this  

BASC Press Release, Rural Crime Highlighted at Stormont Meeting

Recommended Posts

BASC highlights rural crime concerns during Stormont meeting


15th February 2012…………….……………………………………………….immediate release.



The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has highlighted its concerns about rural crime and policing during a Stormont meeting.


At the meeting organised by BASC, the association's Northern Ireland director Tommy Mayne and the chairman of the Northern Ireland Firearms Dealers' Association, Derek Beattie, met the Northern Ireland Assembly's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee chairman Paul Frew (DUP) MLA and the Justice Committee chairman Paul Givan (DUP) MLA to discuss rural crime and the lack of Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) resources.


Tommy Mayne said: “We welcome the opportunity to discuss the concerns of the shooting and farming communities with leading politicians as there are many people within those communities who feel that PSNI lacks the resources to tackle rural crime. BASC also feels that it is important that our political representatives hear first hand from the victims of rural crime.”


BASC has recently been successful in helping to establish a network of Neighbourhood Watch schemes in rural areas of South East Antrim.


Tommy Mayne added: “Working in partnership with the shooting and farming communities, PSNI, local residents' groups and the Northern Ireland Firearms Dealers' Association we have been successful in helping to establish a number of Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the Larne area.”


Paul Frew MLA said: "I support BASC on this issue. There is a great sense of frustration in rural areas of Northern Ireland at present and I believe that actions and initiatives like the rural Neighbourhood Watch schemes which can network together will help to ease some of the frustration and alleviate some of the fear around rural theft and wider rural crime in general. This will also go some way in assisting the PSNI to build up intelligence in these areas and it is vital that they use that information to get results and put these criminals behind bars where they belong, they have been the scourge of the rural community for too long."


Anyone interested in setting up or joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can contact their local district council or PSNI Neighbourhood policing team.



Notes to editors: A photograph is available to download from http://basc.thirdlight.com/logout.tlx

The user name is press 3 and the password is media


Pictured (left to right) – Tommy Mayne, Paul Givan MLA, Laurence Wilson (chairman of Gleno Community Association), Paula McMaster (Neighbourhood Watch coordinator), Paul Frew MLA and Derek Beattie.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this