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Additional resources for firearms licensing in Cumbria following BASC meeting

The Chief Constable of Cumbria police has committed additional resources to firearms licensing in the region to cut delays for certificate renewals. BASC’s head of firearms, Martin Parker, met with the Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary, Rob Carden, on Monday 29 April to discuss the service delivered by his force to certificate holders in the… Read more »

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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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