Firearms Offences

The 'principle and objects' of the Firearms Act 1996 can be summed up as: strict measures to ensure pubic safety. The legislation is clear that there is an overriding need to ensure public safety when dealing with firearms possession. It is important to understand this when dealing with any firearms offences. If you have a firearms licence then you would be aware of the legal requirements to keep safe possession. However, do you know how an AVO or a criminal charge can affect your licence?

The Police have very strict conditions for the use and possession of firearms. Breach of these requirements can result in a loss of your firearms licence. There are also matters you may not be aware of that could jeopardise your licence. If you would like to know more, please 'Ask a Question' in the bottom right corner of this page.