Research and analysis
Firearms Law: Reforms to Address Pressing Problems
This report contains final recommendations to Government, following a scoping exercise which ran from July 2015 to September 2015.
Ref: ISBN 9781474126847, Law Com. 363, HC 668 2015-16 PDF, 2.69MB, 67 pages
Ref: ISBN 9781474126830, Law Com. 363, HC 668 2015-16 PDF, 2.68MB, 69 pages
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In this report, we make recommendations to solve pressing problems that undermine the effectiveness of the law governing the acquisition and possession of firearms. The existing law is confused, unclear and difficult to apply. There are over 30 pieces of overlapping legislation, some of the key terminology – such as “lethal”, “component part” and “antique” – is not clearly defined, and the law has fallen out of step with developments in technology.
Further information on this project can be found on the Law Commission website.
Published: 16 December 2015
From: Law Commission