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Home Office Guidance

posted 30 Jul 2019, 15:28 by Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association UK   [ updated 30 Jul 2019, 15:34 ]
1) We have been working with BSSC and the Home Office to update the Non-Statutory Guidance following the Policing & Crime Act and the Offensive Weapons Act. Notably, to return expanding rifle ammunition to Section 1 and deal with the Prohibition of Rapid Firing Rifles in the OWA.

There are numerous other amendments bring this up to date and we have sought clarity and to avoid any unintended consequences.

2) The Public consultation on the Statutory Guidance has now been launched and will remain open until 17th September. The documents can be found at:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/statutory-guidance-to-police-on-firearms-licensing

We have been very much involved in the matter and will be responding as HBSA and in conjunction with BSSC. We are reviewing this and working on our response, and will keep members advised together with suggestions should any members wish to respond as individuals.

In general a response from an organisation will carry more weight.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

Derek Stimpson