BASC opposes Durham police demands for mandatory medical references

Durham Constabulary has been accused of exceeding its legal authority by demanding that firearm and shotgun certificate applicants provide and pay for a medical report from their GPs. The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), is advising its members that the additional requirement goes beyond the existing stipulations set out by law and in Home Office guidance on firearms licensing.

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