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Shooting is good for your health

BASC has extended an argument used by Natural England in order to highlight the potential health benefits of country sport

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Parks in the dark about shooting

A new survey about shooting in parks puts a negative spin on the issue

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‘Gun code’ added to medical records

New firearms licensing regulations will allow GPs to infer gun ownership from patients’ records

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Gamekeepers’ Fair anniversary

Did you attend the first BASC Gamekeepers’ fair in 1976? If so, BASC wants to hear from you. It’s the 40th anniversary of the show this year, and BASC said this year it wants to go back to its roots

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Firearms report finalised

The Law Commission has published its final report into firearms law, after a scoping review including consultations with firearms owners and shooting organisations. Recommendations include re-defining “lethal” as more than one joule of kinetic energy, defining “component part” and “antique”

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BASC bigger than ever

Membership of BASC, the UK’s largest shooting association, has hit new heights at the start of 2016. BASC’s ranks swelled by more than 4000 in 2015, the organisation reports, and now sits at a total of 144,500 – more than

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NI licence fees set

Northern Ireland has agreed a new system for firearms licence fees. A figure of £98 pounds has been agreed between BASC, the department of justice, and the police. A variation will cost £30 – far less than the £89 originally

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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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South Yorkshire Shooting Show – THIS WEEKEND!

With the weather forecast looking good, what better way to spend this coming weekend than at the South Yorkshire Shooting Show and Game Fair, taking place at the famous Doncaster Racecourse (and Exhibition Centre)? Running Saturday through Sunday (3rd and 4th

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Vegan anti is new shadow secretary for rural affairs

Kerry McCarthy, the Labour MP for Bristol East, has been appointed shadow secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Jeremy Corbyn. Ms McCarthy is a vegan, a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports and has

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