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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm

United Kingdom (firearms other than shotguns)

Age: 18 (adult), 14-18 (minor; sport shooting, target practice, or competition; hunting)

Mental Health: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines)

Drug Dependency: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines)

Criminal Record: YES

Public Security or Safety: YES

Competency: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Reason Required? YES ('good reason')

Hunting: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines; for pest control)

Target/Sport Shooting: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines)

Profession: no firearm certificate required for slaughterhouse or auctioneers

Performance: no certificate required

Collection: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines)

Personal Protection: NO

ID: Q5428

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