The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2023 No. 77
Members may wish to note the following new legislation re security, as expected, and applicable to rifles with kinetic energy of more than 13,600 joules at the muzzle.
The Home Office have confirmed that The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2023 No. 77 was laid before Parliament on 27th January 2023 and will come into force on 27 July. A copy can be accessed on the following link: http://www.legislation.
This change in the Rules gives legislative force to the requirement for security standards to the equivalent of Level 3 as described in the Firearms Security Handbook to be in place for the storage of HME rifles. The Home Office has taken note of the BSSC request that a six month transition period be put in place to allow certificate holders to upgrade their security where necessary.