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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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Commonwealth of Opportunities

WITH THE COMMONWEAlTH GAMES KICKING OFF as Gun Trade News goes to print, what chance does shooting have of a glorious ‘summer of sport’, as we had in 2012? Wait… not summer. Spring of sport? Well, it’s really autumn in

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Shock reversal by Scottish Government

The Scottish environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, has announced that steps will be taken to ban electronic training collars for dogs, despite a decision in November to allow the collars to be used under trained supervision, which followed a lengthy public

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BASC gives guidance on Scottish airgun law

With airgun licensing set to come into force in Scotland this year, the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has updated its guidance on the subject, helping shooters and businesses keep up-to-date with the new legislation. Airgun owners will

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On Air: The Scottish airgun licence

With Scottish airgun licensing now a done deal, Scotland’s 350-plus registered firearms dealers are bound to face a barrage of questions from airgunners. Airgun Shooter editor, Nigel Allen, tries to provide at least some of the answers

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Hunting vote postponed after SNP opposition

The SNP group at Westminster will vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales

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Warnings over land reforms

Shooting and conservation organisations have warned of adverse consequences to Scotland’s land reform bill

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Airgun licensing bill passed

MSPs have passed the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill, which will require all airgun owners in Scotland to hold a licence

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Delayed statistics show low airgun crime in Scotland

The statistics on recorded crimes and offences involving firearms in Scotland for 2013-14 have been published, after a substantial delay that left MSPs without statistical evidence

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Sporting estates under threat

“Radical” land reforms in Scotland could have serious knock-on effects for stalking and game shooting estates

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