Hi guys & galls,
Bad news from the Netherlands:
Our minister of safety & justice, Ivo Opstelten, has made a proposition which bans all dynamic shooting sports in the Netherlands. This, according to him, because he doesn't want a "lone wolf" to be trained in "combat scenarios". Unfortunately we have had a mass shooting here where a convicted mental patient was issued a firearms license, also Breivik was mentioned as a reason. Neither of them ever participated in dynamic sports shooting. Oh, and according to the law, convicted mental patients can't get a firearms license. The man ultimately responsible for handing out licenses is the before mentioned mr. Opstelten.
There's a lot more playing at the moment, and there still is a (slim) chance this proposition could be cancelled. But in the mean time, there's an online petition which could be signed. Not sure it will help, but sure it will do no harm. Hope you will help.
Here's the link (in dutch, sorry about that): http://petities.nl/petitie/dynamische-disciplines-moeten-blijven#tabs
Please sign your name in the box marked : "Ik" (I) and your location in the box marked "Wonende te" (living in)
If you have no problem revealing your name and location, please tick the box marked "mijn naam en woonplaats mogen publiek zichtbaar zijn onder de petitie." (My name and location could be publisized in this petition). Otherwise it would be marked as "anonymous".
Below that is a box for your email address, to which you will be sent a confirmation email after you press the orange button marked "ondertekenen" (sign)
In the e-mail marked "Bevestig uw ondertekening van "Dynamische disciplines moeten blijven" op petities.nl" (Conformation of signing of the petition 'Dynamic disciplines should stay') there's a hyperlinked sentence called "U kunt uw ondertekening bevestigen door op deze zin te klikken" (you can confirm your signiture by clicking on this sentence) or there's anoter link in it wchich starts by petities.nl etc which would have the same effect.
Thanks a bunch
On a sidenote, "oh, we'll give in this-and-this, so we can keep this-and-this" may sound exceptable in the present day, but it's disastrous for the future.