firearms

Soapbox stuff

David Barrington Barnes raises his voice to critique the firearms licensing system and its implementation Some decades ago, the relationship between government and judiciary was simple: parliament made the laws and the judges interpreted them. It was a simple approach,

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NEW! The Shooting Show – extreme long range with the Swarovski X5 scope

Mark Ripley is a man used to a long-range shot or two – so we’ve carted him off to WMS in Wales for a 900-yard plink. And we’ve got the perfect tool for the job: The Swarovski X5 riflescope, which

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BASC calls for 10-year certificates

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has launched a white paper entitled ‘Extending the duration of firearm and shotgun certificates’, calling for the introduction of 10-year certificates. The paper was launched at a meeting of the All Party

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Law Commission recommends Firearms Code

The Law Commission has released a new consultation document on firearms law

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Delayed statistics show low airgun crime in Scotland

The statistics on recorded crimes and offences involving firearms in Scotland for 2013-14 have been published

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Missing crime figures skew airgun licensing debate

Tomorrow (23 April) MSPs will decide whether to proceed with plans to license airguns in Scotland – but missing crime statistics will mean their decision will be based on incomplete evidence. The 2014 annual Scottish Government report on firearms offences has

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Get certificate renewal form in early, says BASC

BASC is recommending that shotgun and firearm certificate holders that are due to renew their certificates in 2015 to get their application in in plenty of time. 2015 is due to be one of the ‘peak years’ of licensing activity, with

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Public place shooting offences

David Barrington Barnes gives advice on the everyday handling of firearms, and avoiding getting into situations that fall under criminal law Our community of firearms and shotgun certificate holders is a law abiding one. Most of its members are of

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Posted in Countryside Law

Conflict of principles

Tim Bonner fears an EU attempt to crack down on firearms crime will disproportionally hit legitimate gun owners, as targeting illegal weapons contradicts its own rules on free movement   Cecilia Malmström may not be a name you are instantly

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Firearms crime at 10-year low

The Scottish Government has recently released a report that shows firearms and airgun crime are down. Crimes involving firearms are at their lowest level in 10 years, while crimes involving airguns are down a further 13 per cent from last

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