Updated Home Office Firearms guidance – March 2015

The Home Office has, without warning, updated the key UK firearms law interpretation document.

The latest guidance, released on 25th March is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/417199/Guidance_on_Firearms_Licensing_Law_v13.pdf

UKSN has no idea (yet) what has changed in the 259-page document. if you spot it, leave a comment and we’ll update this post.

Given how vitally important the guidance is – it effectively takes the place of proper laws in their absence, on matters such as firearm certificate condition wording and the precise – it is disgraceful that civil servants are able to rewrite firearms law at will without oversight or even publicly notifying people directly affected by this. Until recently this was not the case; however, that is for another time and another blog post.

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