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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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GPS are still demanding money

A Lincolnshire GP demanded £90 for the basic medical check

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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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