National Shooting Week, run by the Countryside Alliance, and which this year celebrates its seventh anniversary, aims to boost participation in shooting sports, promote respect for and understanding of legal firearms and airguns, and opportunities to try Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.

Organisations present at the event in the House of Lords included Disabled Shooting, the NRA and the CPSA, as well as representatives from grounds that support and participate in National Shooting Week, including Holland & Holland and Oxford Gun Company.

Peter Wilson said: “Shooting is the most incredible sport. It teaches safety, responsibility and really good values. It does a lot of good for children, whether they are in a city or in the darkest countryside. It’s a wonderful life discipline. I had no discipline when I was young. I was wayward. Then I found shooting. I found a direction in my life and it set me up beautifully.”

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