What Is A Firearms Dealer Licence?
A Firearms Dealer Licence is required for businesses or individuals who manufacture or sell shotguns, firearms or ammunition within the UK.
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This also includes anyone involved in the repair or testing of shotguns, firearms, and ammunition.
How To Apply For A Firearms Dealer Licence
In order to sell firearms and shotguns, including air weapons, by way of trade or business, you must register as a firearms dealer with the local police. Once a Firearms Dealer Licence application has been completed the final decision will be with the local chief officer of police who may add additional conditions to your licence if appropriate.
What Conditions Can Be Placed On The Licence?
As part of keeping a Firearms Dealer Licence an applicant will be required to keep shotguns, firearms, and ammunition safe and secure within a premise that is efficiently sealed from the public and unauthorized individuals.
Firearms Dealer Licence holders will also be expected to allow the police to inspect the premises and stock if requested.
It is also a responsibility of a Firearms Dealer Licence to ensure that shotguns, firearms and ammunition are not sold to anyone under the age of 18. This also includes anyone not authorised to own firearms, shotguns or ammunition.
To find out more about the Firearms Dealer Licence, please visit the Official UK Government Website.