firearms

Countdown to IWA 2016

Businesses across Europe and the world are gearing up for the shooting industry’s highlight of the year: IWA Outdoor Classics 2016, Nuremberg, 4-7 March. IWA will see the largest names in shooting showcase their latest and greatest products, with ground-breaking

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MEPs express concerns over “poorly drafted” EU amendments

The European Parliament has had its first meeting to discuss the proposed amendments to the EU Firearms Directive. Shooting representatives have hailed the meeting as a promising first step, with the majority of MEPs expressing concerns over the amendments’ impact on

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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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Beretta joins UK Game Fair

The longest-established gunmaker in the world, Beretta, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the UK Game Fair at Stoneleigh on 22-24 July 2016. The Italian gunmaker will be joining other industry leaders such as Fiocchi, Yamaha, Boxall & Edmiston, Eley Hawk,

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Auction View: Moving into retail

The distinction between auction sales and retail sales is blurring as auctioneers move into the traditional dealers’ territory, writes Diggory Hadoke. Watch collectors have been getting used to buying direct from auctioneers for some time. Take a look at Christie’s

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In Focus: Westley Richards

GTN caught up with Simon Clode, MD of one of Britain’s oldest gunmakers, to talk Teague chokes, new products and the future of Westley Richards Westley Richards celebrated its bicentennial in 2012 – that’s over 200 years of some of

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Talking Heads: Northern Shooting Show

GTN talks to Richard Stokoe about the advent of the Northern Shooting Show, the difference between a show and a fair, and how the north is a misunderstood place. It’s fair to say that the UK game fair and shooting

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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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Auction View: Change of View

Observable changes in the attendance and live bidding numbers at London auctions indicate a behavioural shift rather than a decline, says Diggory Hadoke. As a regular at the auctions, I have felt a shift in recent months, perhaps the past two years.

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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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