The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has expressed sadness at this tragedy and sympathy for the families of the victims but has warned against any kneejerk reaction. No conclusions can be drawn from this case until the full facts are known.
There has just been a comprehensive parliamentary review of firearms law in the UK and the facts in this incident need to be firmly established.
BASC notes that this case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and awaits the outcome of that investigation.
BASC is involved in talks with the Government, doctors and the police as to whether any improvements can be made to the operation of the licensing system.