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BASC addresses members’ concerns with North Wales PCC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has met key members of North Wales Police Crime Commission and the firearms licensing department to address concerns following a recent meeting of the North Wales Police and Crime Panel. During the meeting, in September, it was suggested that people should have a firearms licence for each gun they… Read more »

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