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.
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.
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.
17 Oct 2016 – A Scottish Nationalist has said in Parliament that “people are still dying from gun use and gun ownership, and too often that is caused by licensed firearms”.
The House of Lords has published the latest amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill – including a number of firearms updates.