Shooting community reacts strongly to failing firearms licensing service

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Thousands of Countryside Alliance members and supporters have played their part in contacting over 500 MPs regarding the chaotic and failing firearms licensing medical procedure. The Countryside Alliance is calling for a fair and consistent firearms licensing service and we are grateful for all those who participated in our eLobby, allowing our concerns to be…

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Countryside Alliance responds to Home Office Air Weapons Review

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The Countryside Alliance has responded to a Home Office air weapon review with a firm rejection of further restrictions to a popular and growing sport and useful asset in pest control.  The Home Office air weapon review asked questions on introducing further legislation, changing security and manufacturing requirements, and implementing additional restrictions to under-18s. The…

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Countryside Alliance welcome the results of the review on the use of firearms on Natural Resources Wales land

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The Countryside Alliance Wales has warmly welcomed the results of Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) review on the use of firearms on land managed by NRW. The recently launched public consultation diligently sets out the evidence gathered in the 2017 review with some robust and fair proposals which now need the support of the agricultural and…

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End of shooting season highlights

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To mark the end of the season on Wednesday 31st January, we want you to share your love of shooting with the world. We are asking all of our supporters to share their highlight of the 17/18 season on social media throughout the day, maybe in between drives if you’re lucky enough to be out…

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Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England and Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is advising all members to remain vigilant regarding the signs of avian influenza after further outbreaks lead to a Prevention Zone being extended to cover whole of England and Wales. As of 25 January 2018 there are no additional security measures in place in Northern Ireland and Scotland. The implementation of a…

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Countryside Alliance applauds National Trust decision to support practical conservation in High Peak

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the news that the National Trust has shown their commitment to grouse shooting as a conservation tool by selecting three new shooting tenants to work as partners in order to help deliver the High Peak Moors Vision over the next five years. In the face of a web-fuelled resurgence in animal…

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Shooting thrives as others decline

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The numbers of those participating in Britain’s most popular sport, swimming, have fallen consistently for the last four years, and it is estimated that currently fewer than 2.5 million adults swim at least once a week. Football has suffered an even longer decline to a point where only 1.9 million adults play the game at…

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Countryside Alliance launches campaign for fair and consistent licensing with appearance on Countryfile

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The Countryside Alliance featured in a BBC Countryfile investigation into the failing medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. The Countryside Alliance has been at the forefront of lobbying the Government to resolve the increasingly chaotic situation, and used the broadcast to launch a Campaign for Fair and Consistent Licensing. Everyone who wants to see an…

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CA shocked at shooting omission from the commonwealth games

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The Countryside Alliance is deeply disappointed at the news that all shooting sports are to be excluded from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Shooting has taken part at every Commonwealth Games since 1970, and this shock move by organisers will undoubtedly leave hundreds of professional competitors from around the world angry and hurt. Whilst shooting is particularly…

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