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Postcode Lottery

In 2015 the first National Rural Crime Survey was published. Three years later and the nation’s largest report of rural residents and businesses now engages with over 20,000 people. The report explores why crime and anti- social behaviour is leaving

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Industry Welcomes Gun Loss Register

The latest service offered by the Art Loss Register invited representatives from the gun trade to join them as they expanded on their recent initiative, the Gun Loss Register. Having grown from the tracking of watches – which are often

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Help or Hinderance

With airgun law under review Mat Manning reports back on the RSPCA and BASC’s joint conference on potential legislation The current review of UK airgun legislation is a very hot topic and its outcome could have serious implications for shooters

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Rock Island Records

Rock Island Moline, Illinois, USA – 13 -15 April 2018 When the Rock Island Auction company hold a sale, they do it big. This last premiere firearms auction was apparently the largest grossing sale in their company’s history: not surprising

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Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset

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Rural crime costs £800 million

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) survey has revealed that rural crime costs up to £800 million per year. The survey had 17,227 respondents from people living in rural areas and found that the cost of rural crime is 21 times higher

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Prince takes on poachers

The first ever NGO National Anti-Poaching Conference in September was chaired by Simon Prince, the Association of Chief Police Officers’ lead on rural and wildlife crime. After the event, he told Helena Venables his plans for tackling crime

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‘Unannounced home visits’ to begin

The Association of Chief Police Officers has advised police forces to up their activity concerning firearms controls and begin calling on firearms owners unannounced.

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Hotel horror

Inspired by a recent case in the mainstream media, Peter Glenser looks at the rights of shooters who wish to transport guns around the UK

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Police review five-month licence delays

Delays in processing firearms licence requests are causing frustration and concern among sporting shooters. Statistics have revealed that Hampshire Police had an accumulation of 13,000 licences waiting to be processed in 2012. There was also, on average, a five-month delay for firearms applications being processed by

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