The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2019

Publication Date:January 01, 2019
 
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2019No. 963

ARMS AND AMMUNITION

The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2019

Made21stMay2019

Coming into force10thJune2019

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 33(3) and (5), 37(1) and 53 of the Firearms Act 1968( 1), makes the following Rules.

Citation and commencement

1. These Rules may be cited as the Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2019 and come into force on 10th June 2019.

Amendments to the Firearms Rules 1998

2.—(1) Schedule 5 to the Firearms Rules 1998( 2) (firearms dealers: forms of application, notification and registers) is amended as follows.

(2) For the form in Part I (firearms dealers: application for registration or for new certificate of registration), substitute the form in Schedule 1 to these Rules (firearms dealers: application for registration or for new certificate of registration).

(3) For the form in Part II (notification by a registered firearms dealer of a place of business not already entered in the register), substitute the form in Schedule 2 to these Rules (notification by a registered firearms dealer of a place of business not already entered in the register).

21st May 2019

Nick Hurd

Minister of State

Home Office

SCHEDULE 1

Rule 2(2)

Firearms dealers: Application for registration or for new Certificate of Registration

SCHEDULE 2

Rule 2(3)

Notification by a Registered Firearms Dealer of a place of business not already entered in the register

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules make amendments to the Firearms Rules 1998 ( S.I. 1998/1941).

Rule 2(2) replaces the existing application form for registration as a firearms dealer or for a new certificate of registration as a firearms dealer. 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 (c. 27)(the “1968 Act”), 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.

Rule 2(3) replaces the existing form which a registered firearms dealer uses to notify the chief officer of police for that area of a place of business not already entered in the register. The...

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