GP participation in firearms licensing should be a legal obligation say the chairs of the British Shooting Sports Council and the APPG on Shooting and Conservation.
BASC delivers police training on firearms law and wildlife management
BASC recently hosted more than 100 police officers, council rangers and other staff for a training day covering wildlife management, firearms law and shooting sports.
Attendees came from across the East of England to take part in the event at Hanningfield in Essex.
Organised by BASC and Essex Police’s rural crime team, the event brought together a range of expertise on wildlife and firearms legislation. Attendees listened to several talks from BASC, the Environment Agency, Bird Aware Essex and the Angling Trust, and got to try airgunning.
“Many activities that may seem ordinary to some can appear alien to others. These training days help frontline and support staff understand activities such as pigeon shooting, pest control and deer stalking.
“A big thank you must go to Essex Police for helping bring this day together, along with all the other partner organisations involved.”