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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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Former law lord calls for ID cards to be scrapped

By politics.co.uk staff Former law lord Lord Steyn will call for the government to scrap its proposed ID cards scheme today, in a sign of growing discontent among the judiciary over the controversial plans. As he prepared to deliver his Farrar’s Building memorial lecture he told journalists: “‘My untutored view is that the debate on… Read more »

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Confusion over ID cards as Johnson mulls their future

By politics.co.uk staff Confusion reigned over the government’s proposed ID cards scheme today, as contradictory reports emerged about whether the new home secretary will push ahead with them. Alan Johnson, who is understood to be more sympathetic to civil liberties concerns than his predecessors, has ordered a review of the scheme, starting with ‘first principles’…. Read more »