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Firearms licensing

The City of London Police Licensing Department is based at Upper Thames St, London. We have two licensing officers, who handle any firearms applications or requests for advice that we receive.

Firearms certificates for the UK are governed by the National Police Chief's Council and the Home Office

Firearms are governed by the Firearms Act 1968 plus amendments. The Act covers the following relevant sections:

Section 1 relates to Firearms (rifles and muzzle-loading pistols)
Section 2 relates to Shotguns
Section 5 relates to prohibited weapons.

(Low–powered airguns, antiques, etc may be exempt from certification in certain cases.)