BASC battles RSPB on raptors

The RSPB has used its latest Birdcrime report to accuse shooting of having a “culture of criminality”. In a scathing and sensationalist report, the organisation reported that there were 87 incidents of bird of prey persecution in 2018, leading it

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Shooting sense

These days, it can seem that all law-abiding shooters are constantly walking a licensing tightrope. David Barrington Barnes outlines how a sensible approach can avoid the worst problems

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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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Airgun licensing looms for Scotland

The Air Weapons and Licensing Scotland Bill was backed by MSPs at Holyrood on Thursday 25 June, and looks likely to become law imminently

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BASC firearms team reinforced

Former firearms licensing manager Paul Dale has joined the ranks of BASC’s firearms licensing team.

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Lincolnshire licensing goes private

Lincolnshire police is to outsource its firearms licensing process to the private sector.

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