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What to do if you come into possession of a firearm

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Advice on what to do if you unexpectedly become the owner of a firearm.

Who to contact

Please call Nottinghamshire Police immediately on 101 if you find yourself in possession of a firearm you are not authorised for. Do not attempt to handle them as they may be loaded and dangerous.

Apply for a temporary permit

If you unexpectedly become the owner of a firearm, you may be eligible to be issued a temporary permit pending your application for a Firearm or Shotgun Certificate.

The temporary permit will allow you to possess the firearm(s) while you legally dispose of them or place them in storage with a registered firearms dealer or with someone who has a Firearm or Shotgun Certificate.

To apply for a temporary permit, please contact Nottinghamshire Police by emailing hqcj.firearms@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

 

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