News – Central England
We received 2,652 membership telephone enquiries and 800 requests for advice to our firearms team during June – just part of the work we do.
Assurances have been received from government that any challenge will be ‘robustly defended’.
The Home Office has written to BASC to announce that the consultation on firearms licensing statutory guidance, including medical involvement, will be launched shortly.
The results from BASC’s members survey have been highlighted in Defra’s final report on their call for evidence on the future use of general licences.
Figures released today are “positive news for shooting”.
New licences went live on Friday, 14 June 2019.
BASC chief executive Ian Bell met Michael Gove ahead of announcement.
BASC is calling on Defra to reinstate the general licences that were withdrawn by Natural England last month as a matter of “absolute urgency”.
Programme highlights impact on crops, livestock and vulnerable bird species.
BASC will once again team up with Countryman Fairs for the Broadlands Country Show which is being held on Hampshire’s historic Broadlands Estate on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May.