31 Aug 2016 – Despite a heavy publicity campaign resulting in 1,000 airgun licence applications being received, Police Scotland has issued just six of them.
19 Aug 2016 – Information seen by UK Shooting News suggests that the previously-reported Barclays Bank fishing exercise may have been carried out with a false identity.
18 Aug 16 – Your correspondent is doing more actual work at work, hence the output on UK Shooting News has dropped dramatically. However, some of that work will still be of interest to UKSN readers. I give you my interview with a senior manager at BAE Systems’ Radway Green factory, the famous RG, about their new 7.62mm and 5.56mm product lines.
9 Aug 2016 – Barclays Bank threatened to terminate banking services to a rifle club if the club committee did not send copies of the club FAC to the bank, a letter seen by UK Shooting News reveals.
3 Aug 2016 – NRA chief exec Andrew Mercer advised rifle clubs not to worry about Barclays Bank demanding copies of club FACs and Home Office Approval letters – while the British Shooting Sports Council said they had no legal grounds to do so.
2 Aug 2016 – The Hotrod Hayride is leaving Bisley Camp permanently, the organisers of the classic vehicle festival have announced.
2 Aug 2016 – The kneejerk ban on most civilian target pistols in 1997 cost taxpayers almost nine figures, according to a Parliamentary statement made last week.