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Politicians pledge to fix firearms licensing

Processes and costs for granting or renewing a firearms certificate could finally be standardised across the UK, after the government said it would publish a draft of statutory firearms licensing guidance this summer. In a House of Lords debate on

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50-cal consultation gets worse

Shooting organisations are all encouraging shooters to make their views known, even if it the proposals do not personally affect them.

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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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Scottish shoots face tax re-introduction

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, published earlier this week, appears to confirm the Scottish Government’s intention to re-introduce non-domestic rates for shoots in Scotland. This could mean that approximately 70 per cent of the land of Scotland currently influenced by

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Lead shot legalised?

The current ban on lead shot in Norway could be repealed within the year.

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Licensing system rejected

The government has rejected appeals to implement a licensing system for upland grouse shoots and gamekeepers.

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Badger cull decision expected

Reports indicate that the government will unveil its final decision on the proposed badger cull before Christmas.

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Government opts for measured response to HAC report

Shooters’ fears were not realised as the government’s response to the Home Affairs Committee’s report into firearms control did not propose any major changes to the law.

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