7th June 2016 – Reports have reached UK Shooting News that Barclays Bank is “randomly surveying” rifle clubs – and demanding they hand over lists of members’ names and addresses.
1 June 2016 – A BASC statement seemingly addressing rumours going round the shooting community assures us that “nobody has been arrested on grounds of fraud” and nobody has been removed from their HQ by police. Eh?
29 May 2016 – A police and crime commissioner who campaigned in support of ACPO’s £200 FAC fee hike plans has been praised by BASC for claiming he is pro-shooting.
26 May 2016 – Blaze Publishing, the company which produces the NRA Journal as well as a host of other shooting magazines, has been sold to Future plc, a multi-million publishing house based in Bath.
24 May 2016 – Part of the M3 is to close on the weekend of 24th-26th June, between junctions 2 and 3, which will affect people driving to Bisley.
14 April 2016 – The British Association for Shooting and Conservation now wants the controversial Clause 81 of the Policing and Crime Bill to be amended to include shooting organisations.
6 April 2016 – The National Rifle Association has taken direct control of Bisley Pavilion after incumbent operator Shaun Hopwood surrendered his lease early, the association has revealed.
The NRA has scored a rare victory after engaging with MPs to help ease chaotic MoD rules on the movement of cadet units’ rifles to and from ranges.
22 Feb 2016 – Embattled Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes has been taken to task by BASC after she inadvertently revealed how inefficient and wasteful her force’s firearms licensing department is.