26 Nov 2016 – Contrary to rumours UKSN is not dead, it’s just sleeping.
The main reason for the lack of updates on here is that I have changed jobs, and am now spending my working days reporting on all things technological rather than just doing the factual and legal checks on others’ work.
Writing is a time and energy-consuming business. Put frankly, I have neither time nor energy to update UKSN daily any more, particularly as I’m now doing a fair bit of international travel for work.
There are still plenty of things happening in the world of shooting regulation that we need to keep on top of, and I feel guilty that I have not been doing this. I know there are many out there who disagree with my views on the motivations of police and government when it comes to firearms regulation, but to me the important thing is that whether you agree with me or not, you are more aware and more informed as a result of seeing the news on here – and hopefully you have gone to do some further reading of your own to help you draw your own conclusions.
I may move UKSN to become a weekly post of interesting things in the shooting world, linking to others while adding little myself. That seems the best way to keep it going. Suggestions and ideas are naturally welcome in the comments below this post. I do want to keep writing about deeper themes I’ve established – the Barclays bank account closure problem, GPs obstructing firearms licensing for personal financial gain or for personal political reasons, and new ranges opening around the country.
I’d like to thank those of you who emailed me to ask what was going on with the lack of updates and if I was alright – I assure you I am!
I am also aware that there are others out there reading this who do not wish me well, and to the one who has followed me around the internet (particularly including UKSN) to blacken my name in various comments sections and forums: I know who you are and your location. I have already made enquiries about you to establish whether your deepening fixation with me is something you have exhibited about others, to determine whether it is something I need to act upon. I am aware that any formal action by me would instantly cost you your hobby, and quite probably have deeper, lasting consequences if pursued. If I keep finding you in my comments sections or on forums around the internet whenever my name is mentioned in connection with my personal or professional life, I will take that action – and ensure that the resulting impact upon you is broadcast as widely as I am able to organise.