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Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.This appeal gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply handing them in at their local police station without repercussion.It takes the weapons out of circulation and out of the hands of criminals, What items do you think will be handed in?In previous surrender campaigns there have been various weapons handed in including antique guns, air weapons, rifles, shotguns.What is the main purpose of the firearms surrender?To reduce the volume of guns in circulation in the UK which could get into the hands of criminals. All forces have the opportunity to carry out weapons surrenders locally whenever they choose.
If you are in doubt please speak to your local police station for advice or check the government website at: https://uk/government/policies/policing for any changes in the law.
We hope the public will support the initiative and get behind the campaign in November 2017. The last national firearms surrender took place in 2014 and more than 6,000 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were recovered by police forces across the UK.
Any reduction in the volume of illegally held firearms in the UK reduces the opportunity for these weapons to fall into the hands of criminals or terrorists and could save lives.
The surrender, which runs from Monday 13 November to Sunday 26 November, forms part of a national campaign by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS).
The aim of the operation, supported by Sussex and Surrey Police, is to reduce the number of illegally held firearms in circulation which could fall into the hands of criminals.