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Includes information about all types of weapons and arms and ammunition.

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Weapons and explosives

The laws regarding weapons and ammunition. What counts as a weapon and what are the penalties for carrying or using one?

3 Fireworks - the law

Explains the laws about importing, selling and using fireworks. It means that fireworks will be safer, less noisy and can only be let off at certain times.
Provided by Department of Trade and Industry - DTI
6 Offensive weapons

What counts as an offensive weapon, what happens if you are caught with one, and advice to help you stay safe.
Provided by Metropolitan Police
5 Prohibited weapons

Details which types of guns are prohibited weapons.
Provided by Metropolitan Police
2 Guns and weapons

Explains the law about using guns (including airguns) for sport. Also covers age restrictions, and shooting seasons.
Provided by Naturenet
1 Explosives and black powder

The rules and licensing requirements for all explosives.
Provided by Metropolitan Police

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