There is an extensive range of firearms legislation as follows:





Statutory Instruments


EU Directives

Council Directive 91/477/EEC on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons

Directive 2008/51/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons


             EU Regulations 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403 of 15 December 2015 establishing common guidelines on deactivation standards and techniques for ensuring that deactivated firearms are rendered irreversibly inoperable. Further information on deactivation.



See below publications related to firearms:

Annual Review 2009/2010 of the Operation of the Firearms Acts 1925-2009 (PDF - 1.76MB) 

Application to Export Firearms and or Ammunition by a Registered Firearms Dealer

Firearms Licensing - The Wider Dimensions (PDF - 686KB)