Firearms licensing during
coronavirus outbreak

About Firearms

BASC is the only UK shooting organisation with a dedicated firearms team which can deal with all aspects of firearms ownership whether it be legislative, technical or practical. 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.

Medical involvement in firearms licensing

A number of police forces in England and Wales have breached Home Office guidance by imposing mandatory GP screening for all applications for shotgun, firearm and explosives certificates.

European firearms passes valid until end of 2020

The UK/EU withdrawal agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union on the 31 January and provides a transition period that ends on 31 December 2020.

The agreement establishes that the current rights and privileges under EU law will remain in force until 31 December 2020 while Her Majesty’s Government negotiate our future relationship with the EU.

For sporting firearm owners, this means that European Firearms Passes (EFP’s) will continue to be valid until the end of 2020 and that UK police forces are obliged to continue issuing them throughout the year.

BASC will continue to update its members at every stage.


The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NaBIS) urges 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.

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