6 July 2016 – BASC has forced retail monolith Tesco to repeat that it does not impose age restrictions on the sale of shooting sports magazines.
BASC member Ian Roderick reported to the association that his copy of Shooting Times had been flagged as age-restricted on a self-service till, and after asking a member of Tesco staff why this was, was apparently told “it would be unethical” to sell shooting sports magazines to children.
The company has since said its staff member was wrong, according to BASC.
Chairman Peter Glenser said: “Shooting sports are open to all people of all ages, which can be seen across the country with parents and guardians, in schools, shooting clubs, the Cadet corps and the Scout movement. Shooting is an Olympic sport and athletes start to train at a young age. There should be no restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines.”
It’s good to see BASC getting back to basics and tackling issues like these directly affecting its members after its recent internal woes. Hopefully, under the evidently strong and principled leadership of Peter Glenser, this will continue.