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Home Offices launches consultation on deregulating sound moderators

BASC has welcomed a government decision to launch a public consultation on a proposal to remove sound moderators from firearms licensing controls. Launched today, the Home Office consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the definition of firearm in section 57(1)(d) of the Firearms Act 1968, removing the reference to sound moderators. Currently, sound moderators… Read more »

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Feature: Extreme porn and civil liberties

By Ian Dunt From Monday, it will be illegal to own images or video of what the government describes as ‘extreme pornography’. The move to ban the material followed the unpleasant case of a man named Graham Coutts. An addict of internet images showing women being raped and strangled, he was eventually convicted of murdering… Read more »

Infidelity could be scrapped as a defence
Infidelity could be scrapped as murder defence

By staff Spouses who kill their partners after finding them cheating will no longer be able to escape a murder charge by claiming they had lost control, if new legislation is passed today. The change in the law means any defence which relies on the accused suffering from “diminished responsibility” after being provoked by… Read more »