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…
It looks like the government has listened to shooters on the Offensive Weapons Bill.
Nottinghamshire is the latest police force to ignore Home Office guidelines and demand a General Practitioner’s letter when shooters apply for, or renew, a certificate. They join Lincolnshire, Kent and Merseyside in this practice, which is not supported by Home Office guidance.
The number of firearms certificates in the UK is at its highest since 1988, new Home Office figures reveal.
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.
A Lincolnshire GP demanded £90 for the basic medical check
A petition has been raised to repeal the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, to legalise the ownership and use of .22 calibre Rimfire pistols for sporting purposes in the UK
It’s the person, not the gun, that matters, says the Countryside Alliance’s David Taylor, who questions the media’s obsession with semi-autos and magazine sizes