A two-week gun amnesty begins today in the United Kingdom. During this time, folks will be able to safely dispose of firearms and ammo with “no questions asked.”
Who are the police reaching out to?
The amnesty is aimed at two types of people: those who are aware that they are in possession of illegal weapons or ammunition, and those who are perhaps innocent custodians of a weapon, even if they are unaware of its legal status, but are too afraid to take action.
If I have a weapon what should I do?
You should ring 101 and make arrangements with the police. They will either direct you to take it to a nominated police station or arrange for its collection.
You do not have to give the police any information about yourself or the weapon if you do not wish to do so.
Will, I face prosecution?
You will not be charged for holding the weapon/ammunition.
It may, however, be examined further to see if it might be linked to any criminal offences.
If the weapon was used in illegal conduct, the police will continue to investigate, and the amnesty will not preclude them from prosecuting those who used it.
How we can help
If you want to take advantage of the amnesty but are concerned about criminal culpability, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can provide you with appropriate guidance.
How can we help?
We ensure we keep up to date with any changes in legislation and case law so that we are always best placed to advise you properly. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your case, please contact our team of criminal defence specialists on: 01376 511819