21 April 2016 – The Countryside Alliance has revealed the full scale of inefficiency in firearms licensing departments nationwide after a series of Freedom of Information requests.
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.
Your NHS medical records will be marked forever if you hold a firearm or shotgun certificate, according to new information released this week about how medical information will be used to surveil shooters.
17 Feb 2016 – West Mercia Police has admitted it is unable to process FAC renewals within 119 working days – six months – with simple variations taking the force more than a month to complete.
21 Jan 2016 – Volunteers with no contract of employment are working in some police forces’ firearms licensing departments, according to the BBC.
19 Jan 2016 – The Government Digital Service is getting close to rolling out electronic firearm and shotgun certificate applications, according to their official blog.
18 Jan 2016 – Figures obtained by a political party show that 77 Scottish firearm and shotgun certificates were revoked in the last year, amid the refusal of Police Scotland to properly resource its firearms licensing department.
13 Jan 2016 – “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” – Ingsoc party slogan, Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell.
5 Jan 2016 – A well-known registered firearms dealer was found guilty in December of possessing and selling prohibited weapons, as well as nine counts of fraud.
The European Union’s draft proposals for amendments to its Firearms Directive will be published tomorrow as a response to the Paris mass murders, according to watchdog group Firearms United.