BASC is the only UK shooting organisation with a dedicated Firearms Team which can deal with all aspects of firearms ownership whether technical, legal, practical or forensic. That’s why you should join BASC today.
Department telephone: 01244 573 010 Department fax: 01244 573 013 or email
For explosives legal advice: email
Please quote your membership number when you email or speak to a member of the team.
The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NaBIS) urge shooting community to stay safe. Those who own firearms and use them for work or leisure activity are being reminded to take steps to prevent themselves becoming vulnerable to criminals. Click here for further details
NEW March 2017 – Click here to read about how BASC pledges to work with UK government on proposed legislation
NEW February 2017 – Click here to read about important changes to firearms law brought by the Policing and Crime Act 2017
Latest department publications
To help renew your certificates in time we recommend that you get your renewal applications to the police at least twelve weeks before the expiry of your certificate. Should you receive a police renewal reminder letter prior to twelve weeks, you should adhere to the guidance in the letter to obtain your renewal.
Events & Training Courses
|29 Apr 2017||Pre DSC1 course - Humberside Shooting Ground, Brandesburton, E. Yorkshire|
|Humberside Shooting Ground, Catwick Lane, Brandesburton|
|29 Apr 2017||The Femmes Fatales Cup 2017|
|The Royal Berkshire Shooting Group, Hook End Lane, Pangbourne|
|30 Apr 2017 - 01 May 2017||Broadlands Country Show|
|Broadlands, Broadlands Park, Romsey|
Association responds to publication of a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
BASC argued that ‘reference areas’ would mean a ban by default on wildfowling.
BASC has helped its members to save £1.3 million on vehicles in the first quarter of this year.
BASC has asked Metropolitan Police Commissioner to clarify legal basis for passing on addresses of its 30,000 firearm and shotgun certificate holders.
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