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Firearms And The Shooting Sports

EDM number 503 in 2002-03, proposed by Kate Hoey on 13/01/2003.

That this House notes with concern the continuing increase in crime involving firearms, including replica guns and illegally-modified airguns; notes that previous legislation following particular instances of armed crime has disadvantaged law-abiding sport shooters without attempting to tackle the causes of crime; considers that current legislation in terms of offences and penalties is already sufficient to deal with those who use firearms in ways inappropriate in a democratic society; commends the work of the national governing bodies for target shooting and their affiliated clubs in promoting the safe and lawful participation in an Olympic sport by persons of all ages, including the young and people with disabilities; and urges the Government in putting forward proposals for legislative change to recognise that further restrictions on the use of firearms for sporting purposes by law-abiding citizens will have no impact on reducing their possession for criminal purposes.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Kate Hoey13/01/2003VauxhallLabourProposed
Martyn Jones13/01/2003Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Frank Cook13/01/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth14/01/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Robert Key14/01/2003SalisburyConservativeSigned
Andrew MacKay14/01/2003BracknellConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley14/01/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton14/01/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Iris Robinson15/01/2003StrangfordDUPSigned
Bob Spink15/01/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Colin Breed15/01/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Burnside15/01/2003South AntrimUUPSigned
Andrew Rosindell16/01/2003RomfordConservativeSigned
David Tredinnick16/01/2003BosworthConservativeSigned
Paul Tyler16/01/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas20/01/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Bill Wiggin20/01/2003LeominsterConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs21/01/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
Sydney Chapman22/01/2003Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan22/01/2003Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Alan Hurst23/01/2003BraintreeLabourSigned
Peter Lilley23/01/2003Hitchin & HarpendenConservativeSigned
Mohammad Sarwar27/01/2003Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Nick Hawkins27/01/2003Surrey HeathConservativeSigned
Albert Owen05/02/2003Ynys MLabourSigned
Matthew Green11/02/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones12/02/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Gary Streeter24/02/2003South West DevonConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell27/02/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Nick Harvey04/03/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff06/03/2003Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned

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