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Pure and simple

Stuart Farr offers a scoop of advice to help businesses enjoy a ‘fab’ 2020. February! Looking ahead to the month, for many it’s a nondescript month spent preparing for future events to come. Its name is derived from the Latin

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New BASC Service Bypasses Unhelpful GPs

BASC has launched a dedicated service to ensure speedy responses for members being let down and delayed by unhelpful GPs during the firearms licensing process.  The service, launched on 6 January, will link applicants with compliant GPs to help secure

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‘Seismic’ Changes Predicted For Scottish Grouse Moors

Rural groups are claiming that a government-led review of grouse moor management could lead to ‘seismic’ change for grouse moors in Scotland.  The Werritty Review recommends a ‘barrage of measures that will leave the grouse shooting sector engulfed in legislation

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BASC partners with the Great British Shooting Awards

BASC have announced that they will sponsor The Great British Shooting Awards as a Ceremony Partner. The UK’s leading shooting and conservation group will sponsor the ceremony as well as the Gamekeeper of the Year award. With over 155,000 members,

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2019: a final look back on the year!

Gun Trade News is back with part two as we take time to reflect on another year of newsworthy industry events and headline news from 2019 September 6 September – The existence of Operation Yellowhammer was leaked, revealing some of

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Missing the mark

Shooting sports are having a tough time and ignorance is no excuse, argues Mat Manning. I really can’t recall a time when shooting faced so much opposition as it has over the past year. Most of the hostility towards our

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EU Firearms Directives Put In Place

The government has recently incorporated new requirements into the Firearms Rules based on 2017 EU Directives. The directives cover civilian ownership of firearms, registration with licensing authorities, the ownership of deactivated firearms, security issues for the ownership of firearms by

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Fit For Purpose?

With changes to firearms licensing systems and General Licences in the pipeline, shooters should be prepared for all eventualities, warn shooting groups Shooting groups have criticised plans to tighten guidelines on issuing firearms licences. The Home Office plan to put the

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Time is running out to register your deactivated firearm

You don’t have long left to register your deactivated firearms before the December deadline!From 12 December it will be a legal requirement to register the transfer of deactivated weapons with the Home Office. Notification of the possession of deactivated weapons

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‘Step up’ to new bill

A proposed new Environment Bill is set to enshrine international environmental principles from international agreements into law, as well as commitments made in the government’s 25-year environment plan. The Bill sets out goals to improve air and water quality, tackle

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