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Airgunners’ Pet Peeves

Recent issues surrounding incidents of cats being shot with airguns have led to a Home Office airgun review. However, the review has left shooters worried that further restrictions on airgun use in England and Wales would be “disproportionate” and “bad

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GPs Say: Cough Up

A Home Office ‘betrayal’ over who pays for a certificate applicant’s medical report means shooters will have to pay more to keep their guns… THE PRICE OF SHOOTING IS SET TO INCREASE ONCE AGAIN after the Home Office u-turned on

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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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Petition for pistols

A petition has been raised to repeal the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, to legalise the ownership and use of .22 calibre Rimfire pistols for sporting purposes in the UK.

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Wildlife crime unit survives

Safe for another year, the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been guaranteed funding until 31 March 2014. The environment minister Richard Benyon made the announcement, and it is with the assurance of £136,000 funding from the Home Office and Defra that the NWCU can

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