Turns Out Young People Are Responsible, Who’d have thought…


You may remember the article in the Express & Star about young people being issued Shotgun Certificates. The link to it is https://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/08/10/eight-year-old-granted-shotgun-licence-by-west-midlands-police/

We asked West Midlands Police for details of the number of under 18 year olds who held a Shotgun or Firearms Certificate who have been involved in a crime and had their certificate revoked as a result.

Their response…

“No shotgun licences issued to under 18’s in the last five years have been revoked, as we are aware none of the 70 under 18 licence holders have committed any crimes.

Any individual that possesses or is applying for a shotgun or firearm licence that comes to notice of the police for criminal proceedings or unsuitable behaviour would be subject to a suitability review and subsequently revocation of their licence.”

It would appear that these young people are upstanding members of the community, good for them!

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