BASC published a summary of its submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee on firearms control the day before the deadline for submission, which passed on 27 August.

The organisation is now seeking permission from the Committee to publish its evidence in full and is applying to appear before the committee to give oral evidence.

BASC?s director of firearms, Bill Harriman, said: ?We hope the committee is going to make recommendations based on the evidence rather than on the emotion surrounding the recent incidents in Cumbria and Northumbria. We are heartened that so many people have made submissions, it is important that individual voices are heard as well as those of the shooting organisations.?