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Firearms amnesty

We are taking part in a national drive to reduce the number of firearms falling into the wrong hands. 

The national amnesty is being held between Monday 13 and Sunday 26 November 2017. During this time, we encourage you to surrender any unlicensed firearm you may have.

Cambridgeshire remains one of the safest counties in the country, with little gun crime. We are taking part in the national firearms amnesty to support the prevention of other crimes and also to contribute to keeping Cambridgeshire and our neighbouring counties safe places to live.

Any member of the public can anonymously surrender a firearm, without the fear of prosecution for firearms licensing offences. If you have an unwanted firearm, this is the time to get rid of it.

If you have an unwanted, inherited or unlicensed firearm, please call us on 101 to let us know you don't wish to keep the weapon. We will then either;

  • arrange to remove it safely from your home, or
  • arrange an appointment for you to surrender the firearm at your local police station.

Licensing and contact

If you own a firearm and would like to own it legally, you can apply for a firearms license or certificate online or you can contact our Firearms Licensing Team to find out more.

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