Saturday, March 31, 2012

Help Save Action Shooting in Holland

I got this in an email from one of my shooting friends in Holland. The original email was written by Saul Kirsch. Some of you probably already know Saul. He's also the head of Double Alpha Academy, and he manufactures a lot of competition items, including some really nice holsters.

The petition mentioned in Saul's email is in Dutch, and I have already requested that an English translation be posted along with the petition, if possible. Although we are not necessarily Dutch constituents, if there is a big world wide response to the petition, that can't but help the cause to keep IPSC, and other action pistol disciplines from being outlawed.Give or friends in Holland a hand!

Saul's email:

Urgent - Your Action is Needed Now!

Dear fellow IPSC shooters and friends,

As many of you have heard already, IPSC shooting (in fact all Dynamic shooting disciplines) are about to be prohibited in the Netherlands!
This new law will be voted on in a matter of weeks, and if it passes – will mean the end of our sport in Holland, and who knows – this decision may well spread quickly across the EU.

As you can imagine, the NPSA (the Dutch IPSC organization) is mobilizing every possible resource to fight this unjust proposed law, but it is  a desperate battle. The odds are stacked against us.

We need your help!

There is a petition being signed (online) which will be submitted along with other material as we  try to make our case for our sport.
You can help by going online and signing this petition. The more signatures we have, the better.
Please also take a moment to forward this email to anyone you can think of who could generate more signatures, your shooting range, your club,  your federation, your local gunsmiths who may be able to send it on to their mailing list. Post it online on any website you have access to.
We want to show that IPSC is a serious sport, with thousands of participants worldwide.

Please take a minute to log onto this site:

Scroll down, where it says “Ik” –  you fill in  your name
- Where it says ”wonede te” you fill in your city and country.
- Tick the checkbox if  you want to allow your name to be shown on the list.
- Enter your email address
- And click the yellow box “ondertekenen” to sign the petition.

Many thanks for your participation in our fight.

Best Regards,
Saul Kirsch
General Manager
Double-Alpha Academy B.V.



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