We received 4,512 membership telephone enquiries and 1,053 requests for advice to our firearms helpline during January – just part of the work we do.
2016 has been a challenging year for your association but despite this there were significant achievements and we look forward to building on these in 2017. I would like to thank you for your continued support and making this possible.
A snapshot of BASC have achieved in 2016. A membership of over 148,000 know the value of BASC.
Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson has helped BASC get into the Christmas spirit by sending season’s greetings on behalf of the organisation.
Delays in processing firearms applications also on the agenda during meeting at Stormont.
Dr Therese Coffey reaffirmed the government’s manifesto commitment that it has no intention to ban driven grouse shooting.
MPs drew on evidence contained within BASC’s white paper on grouse shooting.
Written invitations have also been sent to the PSNI Chief Constable and a senior Department of Justice official.
Course gave enhanced appreciation of licensing from the perspective of a sporting shooter.
Laws which allow the control of pest birds in Northern Ireland are to remain unchanged this year.