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The Government are seeking to use a Legislative Reform Order made under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, that will effectively remove the need for moderators to be placed on a Firearms Certificate.

They propose to amend the definition of firearm in section 57(1)(d) of the Firearms Act 1968 to remove the reference to sound moderators.

This is a sensible move and clearly, good news for shooters who use them for target shooting and other shooting activities.

The consultation can be viewed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firearms-licensing-sound-moderators

 

 

 

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