Home Secretary to consult on new laws on offensive weapons

The Home Office is consulting on proposals to restrict law-abiding gun owners further as well as restrict knife sales.

Proposals include moving .50 calibre rifles and what could be MARS/lever release from section 1 to section 5. It may well be all semi-auto rifles, it’s not completely clear at this moment in time. It will also restrict sales of online knife sales.

Other measures included in the consultation include:

  • amendments to threatening with a knife or offensive weapon offence to lower the standard of proof for prosecutors
  • moving two firearms (.50 calibre and certain rapid firing rifles) from the general licensing arrangements to the stricter provisions of section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968
  • updating the current legislation on the definition of flick knives

Read the full article here.

Once again we are no doubt going to see the agenda to disarm law-abiding people using emotive and subjective events happening in the media.

It’s worth noting that this thrown in with restricting acid yet these firearms, when legally owned, have never been involved in criminal activity and online knife sales are not a factor in knife crime.

Please start sending letters to MPs and be prepared to respond to any consultation. We will keep everyone updated as best we can, please like our Facebook page to be kept up to date.

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