The Home Office has published the new Firearms Licensing - Statutory Guidance for Chief Officers of Police, which comes into force on 1st November 2021.

In contrast to previous guidance, this version is a statutory document that must be followed by both the Firearms Departments and shooting public. It is hoped that this change will deliver more consistency in the application of firearms licensing law by police forces across the country. There is some flexibility, but any deviations from the guidance must be justifiable on a case by case basis.


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