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Home Office responds to Horden campaign

Bobby Turnbull, who lost three family members in a shooting in County Durham, has been campaigning for tighter gun laws. The Home Office has now published firearms guidance in response.

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Firearms guidance

The guidance, which was published in response to the Horden shootings campaign for tighter gun laws, states:

  • When police receive information about an applicant having a history of domestic violence, they should consider interviewing their family, friends and associates
  • Speaking to the applicant’s partner, who might be a victim of abuse, may be judged to be “essential”
  • The information the partner gives must be treated confidentially and police would need to take steps to make sure they are safe
  • The partner would not have to approve an application for a firearms certificate

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