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Home Office revamps firearms licensing

As of 1 April changes have been implemented to the firearms licensing process that include notifications of firearms ownership for doctors. These changes come in response to recommendations put forwards by coroners, medical professionals and the Independent Police Complaints Commission

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IWA round-up: Browning

Apart from showcasing the B15 range of shotguns, first launched to the UK at the British Shooting Show, Browning also announced the arrival of a new A5, the A5 One Sweet 16. In 16-gauge, the Sweet 16 is a lightweight

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New firearms laws on the horizon

New firearms laws are to come to parliament as part of the Policing and Crime Bill, signalling the government’s willingness to listen to the Law Commission’s firearms law report. A number of the amendments suggested by the Law Commission in

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EU gun proposals cause outrage

The European Commission announced on 18 November a series of proposed amendments to the EU firearms directive, imposing tighter restrictions on the acquisition and possession of firearms in the European Union. Proposals include a ban on certain semi-automatic firearms, restricting

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Firearms certificates at highest level since 1988

Statistics released by the Home Office show that firearm certificates on issue in England and Wales have increased again, and are at their highest since 1988. There are now 153,603 firearms certificates on issue in total – and the number

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New DryFire system

Wordcraft International has announced a new option to add to its range of shooting simulation software models

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Fees still in the spotlight

The Labour Party may further increase licensing fees

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Certificates continue 12-year rise

The number of firearm and shotgun certificates on issue has risen again, continuing a steady rise that has taken place since 2002.

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Certificate fee to rise ‘soon’

Firearm and shotgun licence fee increases are in the news again, but BASC has warned that the fee must be set on the basis of sound evidence

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Law tightened on suspended sentences

A new Act has come into force that classifies more people as “prohibited persons” with regard to firearms.

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