Collection

Firearms

This series brings together firearms guidance and application forms.

This collection contains information about:

  • how to apply for firearms certificates
  • firearms law
  • firearms safety

It also includes statistics that show the number of firearms and shotgun certificates in England and Wales.

Application forms

  1. Firearms application forms

    • Form

Firearms law

Firearms safety

  1. Firearms security handbook

    • Guidance
  2. Firearms security: a brief guide

    • Guidance
  3. Safe handling of air guns

    • Guidance

Rifle or pistol clubs

Ships with armed guards

Statistics

  1. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2017

    • National Statistics
  2. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2017: data tables

    • National Statistics
  3. User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics

    • Guidance
  4. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2016

    • National Statistics
  5. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2016: data tables

    • National Statistics
  6. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015

    • National Statistics
  7. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015: data tables

    • National Statistics
  8. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014

    • National Statistics
  9. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2013

    • National Statistics
  10. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2012

    • National Statistics
  11. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2011

    • National Statistics
  12. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2010

    • National Statistics
  13. Firearms and ammunition handed in during the firearms amnesty 2003

    • National Statistics
Published 7 October 2013
Last updated 6 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending 2017' and 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending 2017: data tables', updated 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  2. Updated ‘User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics’.
  3. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2016’, 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2016: data tables’.
  4. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2015', 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2015: data tables', updated 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  5. Added firearms control at the point of entry into the UK
  6. Added 'Firearms, Firearm certificates in England and Wales statistics and Policing statistics' and 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  7. First published.