Petition to Create Exclusion Zones

28 May 2021
As many of you know, recently there were two applications for planning permission for high velocity rifle ranges close to Kagyu Samye Ling.
Although both of those applications were declined, many of us were shocked and disappointed to realise that currently there is nothing in Scottish Law to prohibit such firearms ranges close to places of national spiritual, tourist and cultural importance.
Over 20,000 of you previously signed a Change.Org petition in opposition to the development of a firearms range beside Samye Ling. And now a Petition to The Scottish Parliament has been created requesting The Scottish Government to create firearms exclusion zones around places of national spiritual importance and religious worship in Scotland.
The petition is open to collect signatures for 4 weeks, starting from 26th May.
As the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the western world, Samye Ling has attracted international visitors and tourists for more than 50 years, and is officially listed as a national tourist attraction by Visit Scotland.
You don’t need to live in Scotland to be eligible to sign a Scottish Parliament Petition so anyone who supports creating a firearms exclusion zone around places of national spiritual importance and religious worship in Scotland, can sign this petition - for the next four weeks only.
The link to this official Scottish Parliament Petition is below:
Thank you for your support.
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