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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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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Target pistol shooting petition – please sign and share

Please sign and share a petition calling on the government to amend the Firearms Acts to allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre rimfire pistols for competitive sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland. Even if you have no personal interest in ".22 pistol shooting", by signing the petition you can show your support for shooting in general and contribute to an act of solidarity which will set the scene for future challenges.

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HS2 – advice for potentially affected shoots

BASC advises all shoots that have a documented interest in land which could be compulsory acquired along the route of the high speed rail network (HS2) to instruct an expert land agent to represent them in compulsory purchase and compensation matters. If you follow the correct process the expert’s fees will be paid for you and your financial losses will be recovered. This briefing explains how to do this.

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Decision made on English marine conservation zones

Following several years of discussions and consultation 27 English marine conservation zones (MCZ) were designated on 21st November. Following representation from BASC 'reference areas' which could have banned wildfowling within were dropped from proposals for MCZs in England.

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