A motion to support compulsory psychological assessments for gun licence applicants, has been rejected after one of the delegates appealed to BASC.

GP Dr Tony Grewal contacted the association after he noticed a number of points for debate regarding firearms licensing at the British Medical Association?s (BMA) Local Medical Committee Conference, in London.

He said: ?I was concerned that some of the suggestions on shotgun and firearms licensing were onerous. I forwarded details of the motion and expressed my concerns to BASC, and was emailed an authoritative briefing which I was able to deliver almost verbatim to the conference.?

The Home Affairs Committee?s report on firearms control, published earlier this year, was also not convinced about compulsory medical checks for gun licence applicants, judging that there was no firm evidence they would achieve the desired level of certainty in the process.

The rest of this article appears in 22nd June issue of Shooting Times.

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