firearms licensing

National police chief gives clear guidance on shooting under Covid-19 restrictions

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford, the national lead on firearms licensing, has provided clarity on shooting in England under the current Covid-19 guidance following concerns raised by BASC, other shooting organisations and police forces. DCC Orford says he has clarified

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CORONAVIRUS: BASC asks Home Office to support firearms licensing during pandemic

Tens of thousands of firearm certificate holders could be at risk of breaking the law as the coronavirus outbreak restricts police resources, according to BASC. The UK’s largest shooting organisation is aware that police forces are starting to divert officers

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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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GP Bills To Cost Shooters £48m?

A Home Office consultation published in July could land the shooting community with a £48 million bill for new medical arrangements in firearms licensing. Despite the fact that four years ago the same government negotiated an agreement under which no

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