Shooting magazines in shops – report misunderstandings to BASC

Moto has removed age restrictions on the purchase of shooting magazines in its WHSmith stores at motorway service stations nationwide. BASC approached Moto after an over-14s till prompt on self-service tills was discovered and reported to us by a concerned member.

BASC has received reports of age restrictions on the purchase of Shooting Times at self-service tills in two Asda stores. Asda has informed BASC that there should not be till prompts on shooting magazines in its stores, that it will contact the two stores, and that it will send a briefing note to all its stores nationwide on this matter. Till prompts on self -service tills are managed directly by each Asda store rather than centrally by its head office. If you discover age restrictions on shooting magazines in your local Asda store please contact BASC.

These examples highlight the need for people to remain vigilant. If you encounter any problem buying a shooting magazine in any newsagent, supermarket or shop please let BASC know immediately.

Shooting protects threatened habitats

BASC has corrected references which described shooting as a high threat to UK forests in a major report to the European Commission. The intention was to describe deer grazing, browsing and trampling as a significant problem, not shooting. BASC’s amendments were adopted and the UK report has been revised, submitted and published.