Public Consultation for .50 cal Amendment

The government has decided to proceed with an amendment to remove the ban on high-energy rifles (most significantly .50 cals) from the Offensive Weapons Bill, and will now pass it to the House of Lords for consideration. The amendment passed

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Airgun consultation under way

A consultation on tightening airgun laws in England and Wales, first reported on in the December 2017 edition of Gun Trade News, is now open for public responses. Intended to be a wide-ranging review into whether the law is fit

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Death by Consultation

Gun Trade News reports on government policy reviews into legislation affecting airguns, antique guns, MARS actions and .50 cals

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Firearms Code could be on the way

A new consultation document on firearms law backs the creation of a Firearms Code

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Law Commission begins firearms legislation review

The Law Commission has started work on reforming firearm offences in the UK.

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“Shoo before you shoot” dropped

Natural England has quietly shelved the proposed amendment to the general licence requiring pest controllers to demonstrate they have exhausted non-lethal methods of control before shooting

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BASC unimpressed by licensing system

BASC have described the general licensing system as “complicated and unnecessarily bureaucratic”.

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Goose shooting crackdown in Wales

A ban on shooting Greenland and European white-fronted geese is being considered by the Welsh government. The public has until 19 April to respond to the proposals, and if successful the ban will come into place as early as 1

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