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BASC press release

#1 Post by Mike2 »

BASC Press release 3/12/10

"BASC submits new evidence to Westminster firearms enquiry.

The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has submitted three sets of supplemental evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s enquiry into firearms law.

BASC attended each of the committee's evidence sessions in order to assess the arguments put forward by both opponents and supporters of shooting. Our representatives listened carefully to what was said and extracted themes and issues to elaborate on in order to assist the committee. These form the basis of the supplemental evidence.

The main themes of the extra evidence are:

BASC's opposition to: the separate storage of shotgun ammunition, the 'tagging' of medical records of certificate holders, shortening the life of firearm and shotgun certificates and a proposal to change the shotgun licensing system to that used for firearms.

There are also sections focusing on young people, air weapons and international comparisons.

Separate pieces of supplemental evidence concentrate on:

* Gun security - outlining the current system of security and BASC's objection to central storage of firearms and ammunition.
* The criminal use of firearms - focusing on deactivated weapons and the crossover from legally-owned weapons into the criminal pool.

BASC submitted its main evidence earlier this year. Bill Harriman, BASC’s director of firearms, and Mike Eveleigh, BASC’s senior firearms officer, both appeared before the committee to give evidence.

Bill Harriman said: “We have done our utmost to inform the debate and to furnish the committee with the facts it needs to reach sensible conclusions and sustainable recommendations."

BASC's evidence can be read in full at ... y-basc.cfm "

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#2 Post by Robin128 »

Again, very pleased that you have actively shown your support for legal shooting in this country.

In your reco..."The current regime for licensing shotguns should be extended to sporting rifles." do you define sporting rifle, please?


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#3 Post by Robin128 »

Have to say, after reading all three documents submitted by BASC, I am well impressed with the breadth and detail of your findings and conclusions. A thoroughly professional and objective review, in my professional opinion.


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#4 Post by Mike2 »


Your point about "sporting rifles" was well made. I agree that it looks odd, so we'll alter it ASAP to something less ambiguous.

Many thanks for your kind comments!
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#5 Post by Sandgroper »

3.2) The Gun Control Network’s allusion to the Canadian experience is a case
in point. Our colleagues in the British Shooting Sports Council have produced
a detailed rebuttal of many of the GCN’s points and BASC endorses this.
Definitely like to read this. All in all the points are very well made, glad to be a member.
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#6 Post by ronboy »

Gun control, is using both hands. Ron
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#7 Post by dodgyrog »

Well done to BASC.
NRA watch and learn.
ps I'm a member of both organisations.
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#8 Post by Blackstuff »

[quote="dodgyrog"]Well done to BASC.
NRA watch and learn.quote]


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#9 Post by Robin128 »

BASC sticks to its guns!


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