24 Jan 2017 – Users of a shooting forum have been commenting upon the £1,000 fee hike proposed by the Home Office, and the attitudes on display reveal how pistol shooting was banned in 1997.
22 Jan 2017 – Target shooting faces an existential threat from a planned £1,000 hike in Home Office Approval fees – and the NRA has said nothing about it after 10 days.
13 Jan 2017 – A new government consultation reveals that the Home Office wants to destroy the sport of target shooting by punishing rifle clubs with £1,000 increases in approval fees.
17 Dec 2016 – The head of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorist division has sought to blame the licensed firearms community for the murder of Jo Cox MP by a political extremist.
16 Dec 2016 – Baroness Williams has confirmed on behalf of the government that the UK will implement the EU’s flawed firearm deactivation standards in spite of the Brexit vote.
16 Dec 2016 – BASC has said it doesn’t care about the impact of the EU gun ban on others and that Britain is a “model” for those seeking to harm shooting sports through legislation.
14 Dec 2016 – The EU is on the brink of agreeing a gun ban deal which would force a whole raft of formerly legal items into Section 5 – including ordinary STANAG 5.56mm magazines.