UK IMPORT BAN ON BUMP STOCKS FOR FIREARMS

NOTICE TO IMPORTERS 2896: UK BAN ON THE IMPORT OF BUMP STOCKS

On 4th December this Notice announced a UK import ban on so-called “bump stocks”.  These are devices which, when fitted or added to a self-loading firearm, utilise the recoil forces to automate repeated pressure on the trigger, increasing the rate of fire of the firearm.  This decision was taken on the grounds of public safety as there is a risk that such items can be used on legally-held rifles.  The import ban will remain in force whilst tests take place on the ability of these devices to be used on legally-held firearms.  Bump stocks came into the public consciousness following the recent Las Vegas shooting tragedy.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/664452/DIT_Notice_to_importers_2896_UK_ban_on_import_of_Bump_stocks_4_December_2017.pdf

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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