Non-statutory firearms guidance

posted 13 December 2021, 5:02 pm

Please note the following news that we received today from the Home Office.

I have not been through this yet and if members have comments or questions please email them to me at

Best wishes

Derek Stimpson

This e-mail is to advise you that we have today issued a fully revised version of the non-statutory firearms guidance Firearms licensing law – GOV.UK ( to include all of the legislative changes that have been made since April 2016.

This guidance should be read alongside the Statutory guidance for police on firearms licensing – GOV.UK (, which was published on 20 October and came into effect on 1 November.