This document was put together by the Metropolitan Police Firearms Enquiry Team together with representatives from the British Shooting Sports Council.
You may recognise one or two of the photos in the guide, so you can guess where the main input from the BSSC came from.
I’d particularly like to bring to your attention a statement in the foreword-
“We must do whatever we can reasonably do to support the continued lawful practice of target shooting, whilst protecting public safety.”Rob Atkin MBE (T. Commander, Met police Armed Policing)
The whole document rests on honest and clear co-operation between the police and the clubs, and if all police forces and clubs were to adopt this guide, we’d be in a much better place than we are at present.
This document is worth reading as it explains a lot about the relationship between clubs and firearms licensing departments, and while the Home Office have started to charge for things which weren’t chargeable before, the main thrust of the guide remains good.