In December last year the Government announced a consultation into the licensing of air weapons in England and Wales. The consultation closed on 6 February and we are currently awaiting a response from the Government about their next steps.
Thank you to the more than 50,000 supporters who responded to the consultation by emailing the Government calling for air weapons to be licensed in England and Wales. We had a tremendous response in a very short space of time and this shows the strength of public opinion regarding air gun licensing.
This public support built on our online petition which is still live, as it is helpful to continue to get as many signatures as possible. You can sign the petition at www.cats.org.uk/airgunpetition
As a result of our campaign we secured a meeting with the Home Office and responsible officers for gun crime within the Police to discuss air weapons licensing in England and Wales.
We will continue to keep you up to date about what the Government says and any further action or support you can give.
We can only bring about change to the laws on air weapons in England and Wales with your help. Thank you so much for taking the time to support our campaign.