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BASC welcomes fall in gun crime in Scotland.

The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), joins Scotland’s Justice Secretary in welcoming the fact that recorded firearms offences in Scotland have more than halved since 2006/07.

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BASC challenges police spot checks.

The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has challenged a North Wales Police plan to carry out spot checks on legally held firearms and ammunition in breach of Government guidelines and without consulting stakeholders.

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PCCs lead to firearms payment confusion.

Shotgun and firearm certificate holders and applicants are being urged to check payment details for their local police firearms licensing department because the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners has led to changes across the country.

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BASC criticises IPCC over Durham Police report.

The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has criticised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a report highlighting Durham Police’s failings in the handling of Michael Atherton, who shot dead three family members and then himself, was shown to the press months before it is expected to be made public.

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WHSmith starts to lift restrictions on shooting magazines

Retailer WHSmith appears to be removing age restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines in its stores after a lobbying campaign by people who shoot, magazine publishers and organisations including the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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