Public Consultation on Firearms Licensing

by Gun Control Network on 30-11--0001

Government consultation on firearms reform – ends Wednesday 23rd August.

Following the recent multiple shootings in Plymouth and Skye, the Government is consulting the public about some changes to firearms licensing. This is an important opportunity to affect firearms policy for the future.

The consultation process is heavily biased in favour of shooters and, though they make up less than 1% of the population, they will respond in great numbers as instructed by their shooting organisations, motivated to ensure that very few changes are made. We need your support to redress the balance – and soon, as the consultation ends at 11.59pm on Wednesday 23rd August.

Link to consultation:

To make the process easier and quicker we have suggested the following answers:

GCN suggests all questions to be answered YES with the exception of Questions 2 and 12 and 20 which we suggest should be NO.

Suggest Question 3 to be answered YES then ‘Less than 5 years’.

We have also suggested some comments if you wish to make them in the box at the end of the survey:

"The Plymouth coroner recommended that shotguns be brought into sec 1 of the Firearms Act 1968, and that household members and independent people should be involved in the licensing process. It is unacceptable that neither of these important changes are being considered."

Thank you in advance for your help.

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