Rifle clubs have just over 24 hours left to formally object to the government’s plans to hike Home Office Approval fees by more than a thousand pounds.
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.
22 Jan 2017 – Target shooting faces an existential threat from a planned £1,000 hike in Home Office Approval fees – and the NRA has said nothing about it after 10 days.
13 Jan 2017 – A new government consultation reveals that the Home Office wants to destroy the sport of target shooting by punishing rifle clubs with £1,000 increases in approval fees.
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.
16 Dec 2016 – BASC has said it doesn’t care about the impact of the EU gun ban on others and that Britain is a “model” for those seeking to harm shooting sports through legislation.