As the Tory leadership race hots up, contender Jeremy Hunt has offered MPs a free vote on living the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales if he becomes the next prime minister. Despite declining to say whether he…
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…
Northern Ireland’s department of justice should establish a firearms working group to examine all issues involving firearms licensing, says BASC.
There’s been a landmark ruling in the USA as the state of Virginia has passed legislation that will allow hunting on Sundays
The European Commission is pushing forward proposals that could see unjustified restrictions imposed on lawful gun ownership. Helena Douglas looks into the situation
Countryside Alliance chairman Barney White Spunner, in a front-page newspaper interview, has criticised the RSPCA for its recent focus on litigation over animal welfare
David Barrington Barnes considers the minimum calibres for shooting deer in the various parts of the UK, where although the law may be straightforward, opinions vary hugely
Scottish Natural Heritage has advised that a number of changes to the law for shooting deer out of season have now come into effect.
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.