Sporting firearms - law and licensingBASC is releasing its latest handbook – Law and Licensing: A concise guide for shotgun and rifle owners.

The book, written by BASC director of firearms Bill Harriman, provides practical guidelines for gun owners, drawing on legislation and real life precedent.

Bill Harriman said: “The aim of this book is to provide readers with a digest of all the law governing country shooting. I have quoted what the law actually says, coupled with a sustainable interpretation of what I think it means and what people should avoid.

“In my experience, shooting people have lots of misconceptions about the laws regulating their sport. I have tried to clarify those misconceptions in the book.”

Further editions of Law and Licensing will be released as law and precedent evolve over the coming years.

Peter Glenser, BASC chairman and a barrister specialising in firearms law, said: “Bill’s 25 years of experience in advising members on firearms law and forensic matters is invaluable.

“BASC is delighted that his wisdom has been distilled in this way to provide our members with an important and excellent resource.”

This first edition is available to members at a discounted £12 from BASC’s bookshop in partnership with publishers Quiller. The full price is £14.95.

Purchase Law and Licensing: A concise guide for shotgun and rifle owners here.

Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.

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