A system to license the estimated half-a-million airguns in Scotland will be a costly and bureaucratic mistake, brought in as airgun crime has fallen by 75%, according to Scotland’s largest shooting organisation, BASC Scotland. BASC Scotland says airgun licensing is unnecessary, costly and impractical, despite the Scottish Government’s publication of Read more…
More than 70 MPs were among 100 guests at a game and wine tasting session held at Westminster. They were served with a selection of game canapés including carpaccio of venison, wild hot-smoked mallard and roulade of potted pheasant with Parma ham. The canapés were prepared under the direction of Jose Souto, chef-lecturer at Westminster College.
Proposals from within the European Commission which could ultimately see unjustified restrictions placed on lawful gun ownership are being opposed by UK politicians and representative shooting bodies.
The Conservative party has praised shooting and anglings’ contribution to rural economic growth and environmental improvement.
The future of shooting and angling would be assured under a future Labour government according to Diana Johnson MP, Labour’s shadow crime and security minister with responsibility for firearms licensing issues.
Opposition to the Scottish Government’s plans to license all low-powered airguns will be demonstrated to the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee when it is presented with a 21,000 signature petition on Tuesday 3rd September.