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Dec05

Huge UK Airsoft Law News

Written by // Ronald “SlickAxe” Meeuwissen Categories // Special

UKAPU and UKARA bring about positive changes to Policing and Crime Bill

Huge UK Airsoft Law News

An important update for the UK mainland airsofters! Finally both UKAPU and UKARA are able to tell you some good news about the draft UK law affecting airsoft.

"At the start of the year the government released the Policing and Crime Bill (PCB), which included a clause to set the lethal threshold at 1 Joule of muzzle energy. This would mean that a barrelled device would be essentially regarded as an air gun if it had muzzle energy of over 1J. In 2015 the law commission suggested (based on input from UKARA and UKAPU) that airsoft replicas should be allowed an exemption from the 1J lethal threshold, as 1J would be far too low for our needs. The government accepted this and wrote it into the PCB."

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Jul09

Weekend special: UKARA update!

Written by // Ronald “SlickAxe” Meeuwissen Categories // Special

NEW features for UKARA Database - 40,000+ players registered!

Weekend special: UKARA update!

As founder of the Dutch Airsoft Association NABV it's great to see our UK fellow airsofters are ramping up! There has been a substantial update to the UKARA player system in the UK. From 5th July 2016 players will be able to complete their UKARA player registration forms electronically! Welcome in the digital era :)

New player registrations can visit http://www.ukaradatabase.co.uk/newplayer/index.asp and add their details on-line. Players then select the site they want to allocate their details to. Sites will then add the qualifying dates and make a note of the ID provide.

The reason for the change is mainly so that the retailers no longer need to descipher email addresses and post codes from players hand writing. The ukara lookup system relies heavily on email addresses and post codes for looking up player details and it is at times very hard to work out what has been written on the forms.

The benefit to the site is that they (the site) will no longer have to post or take forms to retailers and sites / players will not have to chase retailers asking why forms have not been added to the system. Sites and retailers will still accept the paper forms if players do not want to complete the on-line form. Please NOTE your SITE may still prefer to use the paper system. Some sites have been asking for years why they cannot add their own players to the system, it took a while but we got there.

There are about 40,000+ players registered on the UKARA database. With over 170 sites supplying members and 60 retailers using the system.

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