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Thousands of newcomers try shooting

Thousands of youngsters tried shooting for the first time at Norjam, the international Scouts and Guides Jamboree.

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Kids go free at NSS

All children aged 15 and under will get free entry to the Northern Shooting Show 2019, organisers of the show have announced.

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Many Moors suspend shooting

The grouse season may have begun but relatively few moors are ringing with the sound of guns. BASC has reported that large numbers of moors have opted not to shoot, or to delay the start of the season

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BASC hits back at Bill

BASC supplied evidence to the members of the parliamentary Public Bill committee on why proposals to ban large-calibre rifles, contained in the Offensive Weapons Bill, are a bad idea.

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Licensing still a lottery

Firearms licensing continues to be blighted by a ‘postcode lottery’, says BASC.

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Facs hit 30-year high

The number of firearms certificates in the UK is at its highest since 1988, new Home Office figures reveal.

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Keepers fight Saddleworth blaze

Gamekeepers have played a key role in controlling the Saddleworth Moor fire – and in preventing other fires in the British uplands.

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Campaign for fairer licensing

The Countryside Alliance has launched a campaign for fair and consistent application of firearms licensing laws across the UK.

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Respond now to airgun consultation

A consultation on tightening airgun laws in England and Wales is now open. Intended to be a wide-ranging review into whether the law is fit for purpose, the consultation specifically asks for evidence from Scotland and Northern Ireland, where airguns are already licensed.

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BASC disputes lead claim for raptor losses

A recent report links lead shot and lead ammunition to the deaths of red kites in the UK, and calls for the uptake of non-lead alternatives. But BASC says the evidence has been exaggerated to support this claim.

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