All members,

The Offensive Weapons Bill is at the Committee Stage.

https://services.parliament.uk/Bills/2017-19/offensiveweapons/committees/houseofcommonspublicbillcommitteeontheoffensiveweaponsbill201719.html

The firearms-related clauses will effectively ban 0.5” calibre rifles & MARS actions.

Neither of these types have been used in crime & there do not appear to be viable statistics or risk assessments to back up any need for legislative change. It throws doubt at the current FAC system as being weak & perhaps ineffective.  Moreover, from ONS information, the main type of firearm used in crime is a handgun, illegal in this country!

One day, 0.5 / MARS, in the future, what next??

You can write to your MP, but even better, please make a submission to the Public Bill Committee:

https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2018/june/have-your-say-on-the-offensive-weapons-bill/

NRA’s submission:

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmpublic/OffensiveWeapons/memo/OWB98.htm

Submissions should be made as soon as possible but no later than 13 Sep.

Offensive Weapons Bill