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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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Firearms Code could be on the way

A new consultation document on firearms law backs the creation of a Firearms Code. Releasing the document, the Law Commission said the current law is “deeply problematic and in need of reform,” and underlined its recommendations to make it more comprehensible and accessible. The Commission

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New firearms fees set

Firearms licence fees will rise to £88 as expected, an order laid before Parliament today reveals

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Gun register turnaround

The Home Office has announced that gun shops will not – contrary to what was previously indicated – have to keep their own electronic gun register.

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Licence fees: last chance

It’s the last day on which you can contribute to the consultation on firearms licence fee rises.

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NI firearms licensing fees increase

Firearm licensing fees are being increased in Northern Ireland resulting in opposition from leading countryside and shooting organisations, including BASC.

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PM steps in on licence fees

Increases in shotgun and firearms licence fees may have been blocked thanks to an intervention from the prime minister himself.

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FACE off

The European Commission is pushing forward proposals that could see unjustified restrictions imposed on lawful gun ownership. Helena Douglas looks into the situation

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New application form

The new, simpler licence application forms come into effect today

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