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Firearms Licensing Consultative Committee seeking new members

Fri, 21 Feb 2020


The Firearms Licensing Consultative Committee is seeking new lay members.

 

The committee, which reports directly to the Department of Home Affairs, is seeking input from across the Island’s firearms community and accepting applications for new members. 

 

The body acts as a forum for open discussion of issues relating to firearms and regulated weapons, between those who use them and the regulating authorities. 

 

Its overall remit is to review the operation of current firearms legislation and proposed updates to it, including new primary legislation which will focus on public safety.

 

Members also help to resolve day-to-day licensing issues, including those raised by the police or notified to the committee.

 

Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Home Affairs Julian Lalor-Smith said: ‘Alongside its key remit to review legislation, the committee is an ideal channel to provide the shooting community with the latest information and advice, and to champion the safe use and storage of all firearms and regulated weapons.

 

‘We are offering an opportunity for individuals with an interest and experience in this area to have genuine input to the committee’s work, reflecting the views of the firearms community in discussions and when decisions are made.’ 

  

Applications are welcomed from individuals with the experience, commitment and time to contribute to the committee’s work, including representatives of membership organisations such as rifle clubs.

 

More information about the Firearms Licensing Consultative Committee can be found here.


 

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