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.
2 Aug 2016 – The Home Office Approval criteria for rifle clubs has been updated, with the biggest change being formal recognition that rifle club members can shoot at other clubs without being members of them.
7 April 2016 – The Home Office Guidance on Firearms Law is a potent weapon. If proposed changes to the law go through, it will become legally binding – and the police will be able to rewrite it at will without any external input. We need to contact our MPs and stop this dangerous move.
15 Feb 2016 – Home Office bureaucrats have U-turned on this month’s near-silent changes to the approval criteria for rifle clubs.
Home Secretary Theresa May introduced the government’s new Policing and Crime Bill to Parliament this afternoon. In its draft state the bill will make it a criminal offence to possess tools that could convert imitation firearms into real guns, without defining exactly what those tools might be.
7 Feb 2016 – The Home Office quietly sneaked out an update to the criteria for approval of rifle and muzzle loading pistol clubs five days ago.
29 Jan 2016 – The secret Home Office working group charged with exploiting shooters’ medical data to help find reasons to deny the issuing of FACs and SGCs has met again, it has emerged.