The Firearms Rules 2019 – Firearms dealer medical information and servants

As of 10th June new application forms will be required for grant and renewal applications of Registered Firearms Dealers. Forms will start to appear on police websites and BASC’s firearms application resource page 

The amendments to the form impose a requirement on applicants to provide details of all servants who, by virtue of section 8(1) of the Firearms Act 1968, are or will be authorised to possess, purchase or acquire firearms and ammunition in the ordinary course of the applicant’s business.

Applicants are also now required in certain circumstances to provide a personal health and medical declaration disclosing relevant medical conditions that may affect their suitability to carry on business as a firearms dealer without danger to the public safety or to the peace.

Further guidance will be available from the Home Office in due course and will be posted here. To view the Statutory Instrument click here

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