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Oxford lead report “distorted”

The UK’s major shooting organisations have spoken out against a report published by the University of Oxford, which claims that 100,000 wetland birds are killed annually by lead poisoning and recommends a complete ban of all lead ammunition – with

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HMIC recommends wide changes to licensing process

Police could be given unfettered access to gun owners’ houses if the recommendations of an independent police body are heeded. The report, which identifies police practices as “inexcusably compromising public safety”, recommends more powers for police conducting unannounced home visits, as well as mandatory GP

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DEFRA stays silent on LAG controversy

The shooting industry has been left waiting to hear the verdict on the future of lead shot, after the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs resisted calls to publish the Lead Ammunition Group’s final report. The LAG, chaired

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How’s Business: May 2015

The positive feeling continues and things are really looking up this summer. What’s driving this growth in sales? Gun Trade News’s Jessica Hanson asked the retailers

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Wild Things: British Shooting Show

Philip Moss takes us on a journey to see how the rare British Shooting Show Tradesman survives the days following hibernation…

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On buyers

Philip Moss categorises town market shoppers according to their creative range of avoidance techniques, despite traders giving it their all to encourage them to part with their cash

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How’s Business: Christmas build-up

‘Tis the season for increased spending, so Gun Trade News’s Rebecca Bailey takes the time to ask retailers: What do their customers want for Christmas?

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RSPCA told to back off

An independent report into the RSPCA’s prosecution strategy has condemned the charity’s approach as “unstructured and haphazard” and has called for it to leave hunting suspects alone.

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Release the hounds

Philip Moss is dogged by indifferent customers and security breaches at the Midland and a host of other September shows

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How’s Business: Midland Game Fair special

It’s a long-standing, respected fair, but is it as good as it once was? Alex Ormiston asked companies that attended the Midland Game Fair about their experiences

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