Consultation outcome

Consultation on legislative changes to firearms control

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation sought views on whether to make changes to the current sentencing framework for the illegal importation of firearms.

Documents

Consultation on legislative changes to firearms control

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Impact assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation sought views on whether to make changes to the current sentencing framework for the illegal importation of firearms.

It also sought views on whether to introduce new firearms legislation targeted at individuals who supply firearms (or possess them with the intent to supply) to the criminal market and if we do, what would be an appropriate sentence.

The consultation was targeted to seek the views of key partners and directly affected parties, including the police, Crown Prosecution Service, victims groups, practitioners, the judiciary, the voluntary and community sector, other government departments, and organisations with a direct interest in proposals to reform firearms legislation. We also invited comments from members of the public.