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Airgun consultation under way

A consultation on tightening airgun laws in England and Wales, first reported on in the December 2017 edition of Gun Trade News, is now open for public responses. Intended to be a wide-ranging review into whether the law is fit

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Green light for Steyr

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service has confirmed that the Steyr LP50 pistol is not a Section 5 or Section 1 pistol, and therefore its use can continue. NABIS had confiscated LP50s and parts from the headquarters of Steyr UK earlier

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Pulling The Trigger

As the snap general election looms, Stuart Farr looks at the issue that started it all – Brexit – and what it’s likely to mean for the UK gun trade

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Semi-auto air pistols at risk

A test case could result in many air pistols being banned following a seizure by North Yorkshire police last year.

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At a loss on the continent

A short investigation into the progress of the EU firearms directive, and the recent ECR conference about the issues it raises

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A Tale of Two Antis

The evidence submitted in advance of the grouse shooting debate was an odd sort of affair, as Colin Fallon found

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SNH supports out-of-season shooting

A Scottish Natural Heritage report has concluded that out-of-season shooting has an important role in deer control

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Wales sees sense on snaring

Despite petition from the League against Cruel Sports, the Welsh Assembly has declined to ban snares

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White fronts stay on shooting list

Blanket bans are fought off as shooting groups make the case for local oversight

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Legal: Law Commission report

Peter Glenser, barrister specialising in firearms and BASC council member, reports on the Law Commission symposium discussing the future of firearms law in the UK. As everyone who has ever had to deal with firearms in almost any capacity knows,

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