firearms

Narrow escape for shooting in bill debate

The Public Bill committee has thrown out amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill that would have banned young people from shooting airguns in their own garden, and made it compulsory to have a firearms certificate to buy shotgun cartridges.

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Safety first

Are you taking safety in the field seriously enough? Will O’Meara takes you through the essential safety measures before, during and after a stalk

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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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Talking Shop: Rifleman Firearms

Based in Somerset, Rifleman Firearms marks five years in business this year. We interview owner Mark Tutton about what’s next

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Conquer the Cape

Booking an Eastern Cape safari this year? Kevin Thomas draws on decades of experience to tell you everything you need to know

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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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NEW! The Shooting Show – extreme long range with the Swarovski X5 scope

Mark Ripley is a man used to a long-range shot or two – so we’ve carted him off to WMS in Wales for a 900-yard plink. And we’ve got the perfect tool for the job: The Swarovski X5 riflescope, which

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BASC calls for 10-year firearms certificates

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has launched a white paper entitled ‘Extending the duration of firearm and shotgun certificates’, calling for the introduction of 10-year certificates. The paper was launched at a meeting of the All Party

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