It's worth remembering that this semi-auto incident is just the vehicle that has highlighted the problem of a generally unrepresentative body approaching the Home Office with a "Vested interest" request for an alteration in the law.
No shooters representative body was involved and therefore only one side was heard. I'm amazed at the Home Office even meeting with the GTA under those circumstances without asking for the opposing views, hardly democratic and certainly not "open".
Anything that is going to affect shooters should have those shooters represented.
It's also worth remembering that the last two times this happened we ended up with the poorly worded 12FPE limit and Anti-tamper. Neither of which did us, the shooter, any favours.
We have a failing airgun industry in the U.K. are they really competent to discuss legal applications concerning airgunners when they are failing themselves.