Say NO to excessive firearms licensing fees

BASC is calling on all shooters in England, Wales and Scotland to object to Home Office proposals for a massive and unjustified hike in firearms licensing fees

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Shooters support nature – make your voice count

BASC encourages all shooters to take part in a public opinion survey on EU legislation designed to protect nature. Please spare a few minutes of your time to show the citizens of the EU that shooters support nature.

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Department of Justice urged to rethink proposals to increase firearms licensing fees in NI

The NI Justice Committee has urged Department of Justice (DoJ) officials to rethink their latest proposal to significantly increase firearms licensing fees. The department’s latest proposals on a range of firearms issues were debated during a meeting of the Justice Committee at Stormont yesterday, Wednesday 18 June.

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BASC response to English general licences consultation

Please email Natural England with your views on proposals to radically change the English general licences – which give the authority for activities such as pigeon shooting. The consultation closes on the 19th May.

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BASC welcomes watchdog scrutiny of regulations

A report from the independent Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC), which examines proposed regulation for sound supporting evidence, proper process and ultimate impact, has been welcomed by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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“Scaring pigeons” proposal threatens crop protection

The protection of growing crops from the UK’s number one agricultural pest – the woodpigeon – would be severely damaged by a proposal put forward by Natural England according to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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