Firearms licensing law 2016

Consolidated guidance on firearms legislation.


Guide on firearms licensing law 2016


This document provides consolidated guidance on firearms licensing legislation for anyone who is involved in firearms licensing or who has an interest in firearms or shotguns for either work or leisure purposes.

This guide is not intended to be a definitive statement of the law, but a cohesive explanation of the often complex area of firearms licensing.

Published 19 December 2012
Last updated 1 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated licensing guide published.

  2. Amended to include new coordinates for the piracy high risk area.

  3. Updated guidance.

  4. Updated guidance published.

  5. Guide updated June 2014.

  6. The Guide on Firearms Licensing Law was updated on 1 December 2013.

  7. Guidance updated.

  8. Consolidated guidance now available.

  9. New chapters added.

  10. New chapters added.

  11. Domestic violence chapter added.

  12. First published.