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Firearms offences

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1 January 2022

The new sentencing guideline for the unlawful importation of firearms offences comes into force today.

The guideline covers importation of firearms and ammunition under two offences: improper importation of goods and fraudulent evasion of prohibition/ restriction. It applies to adult offenders sentenced in the Crown Court and magistratesā€™ courts in England and Wales and refers to types of weapons listed under sections 1, 5(1) and 5(1A) of theĀ Firearms Act 1968.