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BASC challenges illegal move by West Mercia Police

BASC’s head of firearms Bill Harriman has written to the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police to challenge its decision to make all applications for firearms and shotgun certificates online only. The force announced this week that from 1 May printed applications would no longer be accepted. In a letter to Chief Constable Alex Murray,… Read more »

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A Liberty demonstration against Mr McKinnon's extradition
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