Key changes to firearms law
A number of firearms licensing amendments aimed at closing loopholes and improving definitions and clarity came into force on 2 May through the Policing and Crime Act 2017.
Two amendments are of significance to the shooting community: the first being improvements to the legislation regarding the ‘lending’ of firearms; and the second being the decision to move expanding ammunition back to Section 1.
A spokesman for the Countryside Alliance said: “The Countryside Alliance has long called for these changes and it is fulfilling to see them enacted. These firearms licensing amendments are welcomed by all the shooting community and show that improvements to the system can be made.
“The commencement of the other relevant measures will be subject to decisions by ministers after the general election.”
To see a question-and-answer style review of the changes to firearms law and how they may affect you, use this link: http://bit. ly/2pZANdy