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Firearms Licensing Memorandum of Understanding: GP Responsibilities

The BMA has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (attached) with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on the licensing of firearms, which addresses and clarifies the long-held concerns of GPs around liability, making it clear that the legal responsibility for judging whether someone is suitable to possess a firearm or shotgun certificate rests solely with the police. 

Updated on Monday, 5 December 2022, 2103 views

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