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UK Magazine Retailer Rescinds Age Restrictions on Hunting Magazines

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UK Magazine Retailer Rescinds Age Restrictions on Hunting Magazines

Following a campaign by UK shooters, the UK retailer WH Smith is backpedaling from its decision to bar the sale of shooting sports magazines to customers under the age of 14.

In early October, WH Smith caved to the will of the radical animal rights group, Animal Aid, after a campaign by the organization that smeared the shooting sports and likened sporting magazines to pornography.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation announced last week that WH Smith was quietly removing “till prompts” that had required a cashier to check a purchaser’s age for the purchase of shooting sports magazines. The change comes after a BASC email and social media campaign that included a petition with 12,000 signatures coordinated by one of BASC’s Young Shots members.

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