Outraged shooters around the world have responded in force to Royal Mail plans for a ban on the carriage of firearms and component parts. More than 1,000 comments from shooting enthusiasts and gun traders angered by the proposals ? which were revealed exclusively by Shooting Times (News, 8 August) ? have been published on the Royal Mail website so far.

Many respondents point out that the plan would have a disproportionate and significant impact on shooting enthusiasts living in rural areas, and could put hundreds of small firearms dealers out of business.

BASC has also condemned the proposed changes to what can and cannot be carried in the mail, and says it has held ?positive? meetings with Royal Mail and post regulator Ofcom to discuss them.

The rest of this article appears in the 3rd October issue of Shooting Times.

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The rest of this article appears in the 4th July issue of Shooting Times.

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