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Firearms licensing concerns raised in Parliament

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The Countryside Alliance worked with a number of peers to raise concerns about firearms licensing arrangements, particularly around background medical checks, during the first debate on the Government’s Offensive Weapons Bill in the House of Lords. Speaking in the debate on Monday 7 January, Lord Shrewsbury noted: “There is no consistency of practice between police…

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Seasons Greetings

| Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

It has been an overwhelmingly busy year, and while we will never be complacent, the Campaign for Shooting has many reasons to be happy this festive season. This year we have shown the strength in Parliament we can call upon when required. An unprecedented 74 MPs from across parties signed the amendment to withdraw the…

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Countryside Alliance calls on the Government to refocus on pressing firearms issues

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s decision not to proceed with a ban on high calibre rifles and has called on the Home Office to refocus on resolving the ongoing problems with firearms licensing. The Government has tabled an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill which will see the removal of the proposed ban…

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Countryside Alliance members put game shooting centre stage at the Assembly

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The escalating fallout between Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales over pheasant shooting on public land gathered further momentum on Wednesday (7th November), as the Countryside Alliance again put the debate centre stage at the Welsh Assembly. Intensive lobbying from thousands of Alliance members has kept this issue at the top of the agenda, but…

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Rural groups unite to challenge shooting ban in Wales

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THREE of the UK’s leading rural organisations are challenging the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) ban on pheasant shooting on public land. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), The Countryside Alliance (CA) and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) sought legal advice when NRW’s board voted not to allow shooting after receiving a letter from…

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Countryside Alliance letter in The Yorkshire Post

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The following letter from the Countryside Alliance was published in The Yorkshire Post on Monday 29th October 2018 in response to this article – GP Taylor: Grouse shooting must be banned – these incredible creatures cannot be lost so as to please a handful of tweed-clad toffs. Challenging grouse moor accusations From: Adrian Blackmore Director…

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Call to Action – Support the return of pheasant shooting leases on public land in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters in Wales to send a letter calling on the Board of Natural Resource Wales (NRW) to reverse the decisions taken on the 20th September 2018, which included the end of pheasant shooting leases on public land. Before the intervention of the Labour Government, NRW spent £48,000 of…

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