Hampshire Police appeal for any type of firearm and ammunition to be surrendered and make our communities safer as part of a two week amnesty.
Check what you’ve got, check the firearms law & hand in any illegal or unwanted items.
Reporter Jo Gray hears more from local PCSO Darryl Hook.
More information from Hampshire Police
Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered police front offices based in Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton and Newport (IOW) ; but anyone handing in a firearm, or a stun gun, during the Firearms Surrender is advised to check the station opening times on www.hampshirepolice.uk. To receive advice on how best to transport the weapon responsibly from home to the police station phone 101 before travelling
Government firearms guidance
If you think someone has an illegal firearms you can report anonymously to independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
I am a retired slaughter man, at one time I owned two captive bolt pistols that were on my FAC.
However, a number of years ago this type of firearm was taken off FAC ownership,
I kept mine locked away and then discovered that I would need to take a test of competence to use them, 2013 home kills stopped by the Food Standard agency.
They were stored in my gun cabinet along with my deer stalking & targets rifles.
Earlier this year I exchanged the two captive bolt pistols for a vintage Lee Speed 303 rifle, a slot on my FAC to acquire a 303 calibre firearm.
Will the FAC issuing department be researching old owners of Captive Bolt Stunners and following up should we owners have sold or exchanged them.
To this effect would I need to acquire a written letter from the RFD that acquired my two Captive Bolt pistols.
With best regards Ronald Hayden Bretton
Full member Havant Rifle & Pistol Club