firearms licensing

CORONAVIRUS: BASC asks Home Office to support firearms licensing during pandemic

Tens of thousands of firearm certificate holders could be at risk of breaking the law as the coronavirus outbreak restricts police resources, according to BASC. The UK’s largest shooting organisation is aware that police forces are starting to divert officers

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Beginners guide to getting your shotgun licence

It’s time to get your first shotgun – but first you’ll need to apply for a Shotgun Certificate. James Marchington explains how. Last month we looked at how you might take your very first shots with a shotgun at a

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Catching up with the Police Firearms Licensing teams

Clay Shooting Magazine editor James Marchington visited the Northern Shooting Show and meets the Police Firearms Licensing teams. This column all too often becomes a bit of a moan, if not an actual rant, about something that’s got my goat

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Carry on doctor with James Marchington

James Marchington is dreading his first encounter with the new medical check system. How did we let ourselves get into this muddle? There are many things right with the firearms licensing process in Britain – but the system of medical

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Kate Gatacre looks into the issue of licensing delays

Kate Gatacre looks into the thorny issue of licensing delays. Why do some police areas take so long to do the job? Among the biggest frustrations faced by shooters are the delays they experience when obtaining their licences. In some areas

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BASC enhances legal expenses cover

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation is adding a new policy to its membership insurance package, which includes £100,000 of legal expenses for appeals against firearms licensing decisions

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