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Government plans to phase out lead ammunition

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The government is now considering a lead ammunition ban under the UK’s new chemical regulation system – UK REACH– and has requested an official review of the evidence to begin today with a public consultation in due course. Environment Minister

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Today thousands are protesting concerns over Scottish rural policy

The shooting community is rallying to support Scotland’s rural workers as a long planned protest goes online today The Rural Workers Protest had been planned to take place in Scotland’s capital, however COVID restrictions forced organisers to think creatively and the

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Simon West on international trade

In the latest in his regular contributions to Gun Trade News, Simon West, head of the Gun Trade Association wonders what the hell happened to the sunlit uplands we were promised. The long term might be bright; the medium term

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Theoben airguns available again to UK shooters

Theoben has a strong following and is now making its return to UK stores Around thirty years ago, Theoben airguns were a popular and sought-after brand in the UK. Yet in October 2012 Theoben went into receivership in the UK and Managing

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Dr Al Gabriel on learning to shoot

Our regular stalking columnist Dr Al Gabriel explains why he loved learning to shoot, and what keeps him coming back stronger every year. It is always an interesting question when one is asked “why do you shoot?” The reality is

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SPONSORED: The Game Fair – the event of the summer

As Prime Minster Boris Johnson outlined his roadmap to recovery, The Game Fair along with all other events was given the green light to run in its planned dates 23 rd , 24th and 25th July at Ragley Hall. “Having

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UK gun trade in Brexit turmoil

Seven out of 10 UK gun trade businesses have reported difficulties trading since Brexit, according to an exclusive Gun Trade News survey carried out in association with the Gun Trade Association. A remarkable seven out of ten businesses surveyed at

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Benelli SP’Auto returns

The innovative Benelli SP’Auto has very much established itself as a highlight of the shooting calendar, with many competitors returning year on year. GMK are pleased to announce that next year it will be returning to the Atkin Grant &

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New ShootCert medical verification to speed up firearms certificate applications

A new initiative ShootCert facilitates shooters getting firearms certificates. For a £50 fee, an independent doctor will scrutinise the applicants medical notes and then provide the relevant medical forms required by the firearms department to help get certification. The service

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Wild Justice suck money out of conservation efforts

The shocking cost of defending Wild Justice’s failed attack on the General Licences in Wales has been exposed by our sister publication Shooting Times. The anti-shooting campaign group brought the action in the hope of having the licences declared ‘unlawful’

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