Weapon Related Articles
Our weapon related articles offer information and advice in relation to weapon-related crime – including details of changes in the law, new sentencing guidelines and any weapon amnesties coming up.
The ownership and use of air weapons is limited by the law for the obvious reasons, and the law is under review.
There are 8 new guidelines for firearms offence sentencing coming into force from 1st January 2021. Here they are in more detail.
Consultation takes place to review security and tougher measures over use of firearms and ammunition.
A consultation looking at the use of Firearms and Ammunition has taken place. Tougher measures and tightened security seem to be the result. Read More…
A recent case has shown that you don’t have to be in possession of a firearm for you to face firearm offences. Find out why doing nothing can be costly.
Changes to the Prison Adjudication Rules for Young Offenders are being made due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We take a look at what these changes will mean.
A recent case has highlighted that tough sentencing for firearms offences are being sought by the prosecution – and the Court of Appeal seems to be too…
The Sentencing Council is consulting on a new guideline for some of the most commonly prosecuted firearms offences. At the moment, guidance is to be found only in case law, and this can lead to a challenging sentencing exercise.
As the government prepares to bring us out of the EU on 31st October 2019, details have begun to emerge as to the legal and regulatory position if we leave without a deal. Some of the first information released relates to firearms, although it regrettably raises more questions than it answers.
The tags capture and record information on an individual’s location at all times. After receiving location signals from satellites, the tag then communicates location data via a mobile phone network then through to a case management system.
A two-week gun amnesty begins today across the UK. In this period people will have an opportunity to dispose of firearms and ammunition safely, with ‘no questions asked’.