Gun laws are controversial, emotive and back in the news.There are calls to amend existing arrangements in the UK, but meanwhile one thing is clear – the potential penalties for getting it wrong are huge.

Farmers Weekly kicks off its special gun feature with a look at a few key numbers, relating to guns, the law and shooting generally.

We then provide simple dos and don’ts to help you navigate the at-times confusing rules and regulations, plus ask farmers in the UK and US for their views.

See also: Gun rules: what farmers need to know

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