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.
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”.