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Antique Firearms regulations

posted 7 Jan 2021, 08:57 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 7 Jan 2021, 08:57 ]
We have received the following message from the Home Office.

We will advise as soon as further information is available. As previously mentioned we have requested a reasonable transition period during which arrangements can be made once the S I is signed and becomes law. 

Derek Stimpson

"The Antique Firearms Regulations were approved by the House of Commons on 14 December and by the House of Lords yesterday.  The next step will be to bring the regulations into effect, along with the transitional arrangements for licensing those firearms which will cease to be exempt as antiques.  We would normally do this quite quickly but on this occasion we will need to consider with Ministers the implications of the current national covid lockdown, which might necessitate a short delay.  We will update you on the commencement date and transitional arrangements (including section 7 applications) as soon as we know more."