That's fair comment.
So the GTA are lying when they say they they had "discussed this at length with the Home Office".
The published report No 12 of the FCC is quite clear on the Home Office view that sub 12FPE rifled air weapons are to be excluded from the legislation and that was 6 years after the HOC68/97.
Sounds very familiar to the Home Office threat that unless they (AMTA) fitted AT they would get PCP's banned. Another meeting that the H.O. denied happened.