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‘Red-herring’ firearms survey still requires responses, says BASC

BASC is asking members and the wider shooting community to respond to a firearms licensing survey, despite describing it as a ‘red-herring’. The survey, coordinated by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on the back of the Plymouth shooting incident, is seeking views on firearms licensing in England and Wales. Questions within the… Read more »

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BASC raises key issues for shooting at Labour conference

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) urged the Labour Party to listen to rural voters at a reception at the party’s annual conference in Brighton this weekend. Addressing shadow Environment Secretary Daniel Zeichner MP, BASC said those who live and work in Britain’s countryside should be listened to on issues such as the… Read more »

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Heroin shooting galleries could be backed
Heroin ‘shooting galleries’ praised

By Ian Dunt A controversial scheme assessing the merits of legal heroin ‘shooting galleries’ is expected to receive warm praise tomorrow after a four-year study into their effects. The glowing report could see the government implement a formal project, potentially putting a gallery in every town. An interim report by the trial team found impressive… Read more »

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Unions were dominating the political agenda today
Unions flex their muscles

By Ian Dunt Trade unions were making their presence felt on the British political agenda today, as Peter Mandelson took the first steps to outline public sector cuts under Labour. After meeting in Chequers late last week unions made a series of public statements designed to take control of the political landscape as the conference… Read more »