Section 21 of The Firearms Act 1968

The Firearms Act 1968

Section 21

Prohibits the possession of a firearm and ammunition (under any circumstances), by any person who has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of imprisonment (or its equivalent for young persons) of 3 months or more. The prohibition applies in all circumstances, including handling and firing at an approved shooting club or at a clay pigeon shoot where a certificate is not ordinarily required. It also applies to the possession or use of other categories of firearms and ammunition such as AIRGUNS or shot gun cartridges for which a certificate is not needed.

A sentence of 3 months to 3 years attracts a 5 year prohibition, a sentence of greater than 3 years attracts a life time prohibition.

Please download, print and sign the Section 21 Declaration and Parental Permission Form.