3 Oct 2017 – Why is it that British firearms laws generally work well at keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and madmen, while our English-speaking cousins across the Pond have so many problems with spree murderers?
24 July 2017 – The Ministry of Defence has issued a tender for .300″ Blackout supersonic and subsonic small arms ammunition – which is quite unusual because 300BLK is not a NATO-standard round.
12 June 2017 – Rumblings over rent hikes driven by an increasingly sclerotic NRA appear to have pushed the Artists’ Rifles Clubhouse into contacting The Times newspaper and starting a public fundraising appeal. But does the association really need the extra cash?
25 May 2017 – A man accused of breaching the safe storage conditions on his firearm certificate has pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
5 May 2017 – The new UKSN website is a (very!) slow work in progress at the moment. Once it’s good enough, I’ll need people to help me test it out.
What I will do is keep the new site entirely for premium, subscription-only UKSN news. The occasional free snippet will still go on up on here in the meantime.
If you’d be interested in helping test the paywalled site once I finish putting it together, please comment below or email me – details are on the contact page linked above.
On the offchance any web developers read this, ahem, I think you can guess what comes next…!
19 April 2017 – The Metropolitan Police appears to have handed the full names and home addresses of every FAC and SGC holder to a marketing agency promoting the commercial Smartwater property marking and tracing product.
I am investigating this with my day job hat on. If you have received one of these leaflets and are concerned about the implications of your details having been sold on to a commercial third party by police – contrary to what Firearms Form 201 says, on page 7, in the data protection statement – please contact me at work: email@example.com
Smartwater is basically invisible ink. You mark your property with it and if it is stolen, and later recovered, police can read off who owns it using UV light.
I am considering resurrecting UKSN as a subscription service. Perhaps as a print newsletter posted to your very front door, or perhaps as a monthly email newsletter.
I’ve done it for free up until now but that was on the basis that it was a spare time thing. Time is money.
Thoughts and observations welcome in the comments section, particularly if you’d be interested in signing up for it.