A decision by the Home Office to postpone an increase in firearms certificate fees to allow further work on costs and the role of medical advice in the licensing process has been welcomed by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
Opposition to the Scottish Government’s plans to license all low-powered airguns will be demonstrated to the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee when it is presented with a 21,000 signature petition on Tuesday 3rd September.
Police forces in the UK are being asked for formal assurances that they do not share confidential firearms licensing information with private or charitable organisations.
Following consultation with the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and an online vote by BASC members, a new form designed to simplify the firearms application process has been published by the Home Office. Under the current system, renewing coterminous certificates means completing four Read more…