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

Firearms law

Firearms safety

  1. Firearms security handbook 2019
  2. Firearms security: a brief guide
  3. Safe handling of air guns

Rifle or pistol clubs

Ships with armed guards

Statistics

  1. Statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates, England and Wales: April 2018 to March 2019
  2. User guide to statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates, England and Wales
  3. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 31 March 2018
  4. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2017
  5. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2017: data tables
  6. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2016
  7. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2016: data tables
  8. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015
  9. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015: data tables
  10. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014
  11. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2013
  12. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2012
  13. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2011
  14. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2010
  15. Firearms and ammunition handed in during the firearms amnesty 2003
Published 7 October 2013
Last updated 2 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated firearms security handbook added

  2. Updated to accompany publication of 'Statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates, England and Wales: April 2018 to March 2019'.

  3. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 31 March 2018'.

  4. 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'.

  5. Updated ‘User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics’.

  6. 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’.

  7. 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'.

  8. Added firearms control at the point of entry into the UK

  9. Added 'Firearms, Firearm certificates in England and Wales statistics and Policing statistics' and 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.

  10. First published.