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If you're worried about a firearm being used irresponsibly or dangerously, not stored in a safe and secure way or about the behaviour of a certificate holder, call 101.
If someone is in immediate danger, call 999.
This page contains best practice guidance on taking care of your firearms.
It's important that you follow the best practice rules when handling firearms.
You can discuss firearms storage with the police. We can offer advice on best practices to suit your circumstances.
Examples may include:
For advice and information, contact us online.
Guidance on storing firearms and shotguns is available on GOV.UK. Read the Firearms security: a brief guide and Firearms security handbook.
It is against the law to carry most firearms in a public place.
If you need to transport any gun, you should break it down into parts. Wrap the parts in something to protect them. Then place them in a secure bag. Do not carry them in a slip.
If you need to carry firearms in a vehicle, make sure that your firearms are:
If you need to leave the vehicle unattended, make sure that your vehicle:
If you're leaving the vehicle, you must also make sure that:
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