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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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BASC urges RSPB to acknowledge shooting’s benefits during review

The UK’s largest shooting organisation is urging the RSPB to consider the positive evidence of shooting’s benefits when it reviews its policy on game-bird shooting. The RSPB announced at its AGM at the weekend that it would be examining its

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Liverpool ignores ‘clear, sound evidence’ and condemns shooting sports

BASC has condemned Liverpool City Council’s decision to pass an anti-shooting motion as a gross misrepresentation of the shooting community. BASC put their case out in defence of the shooting community in an effort to change the minds of those

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Auction view: Lots more to come!

Diggory Hadoke reviews the latest sales across the popular auctioneers and shares his expectations for upcoming auctions  Southams kicked off September with a sale on the 12th at their spiffy new location in Bedford. The catalogue extended to 168 pages

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The GTN news round-up

These are the stories from the shooting industry you might have missed in the last few weeks… Lawrie Bags BASC Award Shotgun Coach Lawrie Stewart was labelled “inspiring” as he overcame strong competition to win BASC’s Shotgun Coach of the

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Calls To Review Gamebird Guidance

BASC is preparing to engage in a Defra review on the way in which the release of gamebirds on or near protected sites in England is managed following a proposed legal challenge. Defra has said this will not result in

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BASC to challenge ‘misinformed’ anti-shooting motion at public council hearing

In the latest development of BSS Liverpool’s cancellation, BASC has accepted an invitation from the Mayor of Liverpool to address the full City Council and speak against an anti-shooting motion.  The motion, which is due to be debated and voted

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