Please sign the petition to remove Article 15 of the Offensive Weapons Bill (HC Bill 232)
You may have heard recently that the Government are moving forward with legislation that will reduce the availability of sharp blades to those who wish to use them as weapons, a move we would all absolutley commend. However, this legislation will make it impossible for tradesmen, hobbyists and craft enthusiasts to have specialist tools delivered to their doors from committed and trusted internet retailers such as ourselves.
Dispite numerous representations made to the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police offering alternative solutions that will reduce the availability of blades to those who wish to use them as weapons, the Government are moving forward with a proposal which will result in a major economic impact on all of those involved in the industry.
The proposed legislation also compromises the rights of those house bound and infirm who would find it difficult to travel to bricks and mortar shops.
As Directors of The Woodsmith’s Store, we ask all our customers who are British citizens, not just to sign this petition but also to write to your own MP to ask that they support the removal of section 15.