Further to our article posted to this website entitled ‘Firearms Offences | Prohibited Disguised Weapon’, Suki Randhawa of Kangs Solicitors now comments upon the little reported changes to the control of firearms requirements since 12 December 2019 introduced by the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2019 and the Firearms Regulations 2019.

If you or anybody you know has concerns about the firearms they may control, then you should immediately contact the team at Kangs Solicitors which is experienced in advising and defending clients in respect of firearms offences of every description.

For an initial no obligation discussion, please contact our team at any of our offices detailed below:

The Law | Kangs Firearms Law Solicitors

The Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2019 and the Firearms Regulations 2019 have brought about changes to the control of firearms relating to the following:

  • Responsibility for secure storage arrangements in relation to certificate holders under the age of 18.

Rule 2 – amends the Firearms Rules 1998.

The person assuming responsibility must be either the certificate holder’s parent or guardian, or a person aged 18 or over who is authorised to have possession of such firearms and ammunition. It may not always be necessary for the parent or guardian to also have a firearms certificate if arrangements are made for the firearm to be secured in a cabinet with two separate locks which can only be opened when both key holders are present and one of the key holders is a certificate holder.

  • The particulars to be entered by firearms dealers into their register of transactions in order to reflect new marking requirements, firearms and essential component parts.

Rule 2(5) – amends the Firearms Rules 1998

The information to be recorded includes details of the firearm including class, calibre, manufacture, country of manufacture and identification number.

  • The notification of certain deactivation of firearms held in the United Kingdom and their transfer.

Regulation 2(1)

  1. a person transferring a deactivated firearm to another person is required to give notice of the transfer to the Secretary of State, the Home Office.
  2. Deactivated firearm means a firearm that has been deactivated in accordance with the technical specifications set out in the document published by the Secretary of State under section 8A(5) of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (controls on defectively deactivated weapons) which apply to that firearm.

How Can We Help? | Kangs National Criminal Defence Solicitors

If any of the issues raised in this article affect you and you are concerned about any potential breach of the laws relating to the possession of firearms it is imperative that early expert legal advice is sought.   

The team at Kangs Solicitors is available to assist in respect of criminal allegations of every nature.

We welcome any enquiries by telephone or email.

Our team of lawyers is available to meet at any of our offices in London, Birmingham or Manchester, or alternatively, we are happy to arrange meetings via video conferencing. 


Our team can be contacted through any of the following who would be happy to discuss your situation with you:

Suki Randhawa
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 

Helen Holder
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 

Aman Murria
0161 817 5020 0121 449 9888