29 July 2016 – The British Medical Association trade union is advising its members not to complete medical forms for firearm and shotgun applicants if shooters follow BASC advice and refuse to pay extra for this service.
29 July 2016 – A gallery rifle club chairman has publicly called for the firearm certificate application process to include formal lessons and a final test before the certificate is granted.
27 July 2016 – A defence minister, writing before the post-Brexit change in government, threatened to reduce the nation’s stocks of .22″ No.8 cadet training rifles to “scrap metal”.
26 July 2016 – Vicky Ford MEP, the EU gun ban rapporteur in the EU Parliament, has written an open letter to the licensed firearms community setting out exactly what happened in the vote a fortnight ago.
26 July 2016 – Suffolk Rifle Company has ceased trading, according to its website.
25 July 2016 – Government statistics show that there are 16,300 lawfully and peacefully owned pistols in England and Wales, demonstrating the pointlessness of the knee-jerk pistol ban imposed in 1997.
25 July 2016 – Now the NRA Imperial Meeting has concluded, the usual publishing frequency will resume on UKSN.
Many thanks to those who sent in email tipoffs while I was away, I’ll be chasing those up now.