A national firearms campaign starts today for people to surrender unwanted firearms

Scotland Yard Met Police launch new #GiveUpYourGun campaign calling for Londoners to hand in firearms 'to prevent them from falling into criminal hands' Constabulary tweet image

Hertfordshire remains one of the safest counties in the country and is low on gun crime. However, an operation is being carried out to support of the national campaign, keeping Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties safer places in which to live.

 

Between November 13 and 26, Hertfordshire Police Constabulary is taking part in a national campaign to reduce the number of firearms that are vulnerable to falling into criminal hands.

 

Those surrendering firearms will be exempt from prosecution for licensing offences

 

It is mainly aimed to encourage members of the public in Hertfordshire who have firearms in their possession that are not licensed, either through inheritance, or that are otherwise unwanted, to surrender any firearms to the police.

 

Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “Fortunately there is very little gun-related crime in Hertfordshire, and as part of the wider crime prevention and reduction campaigns we run in Hertfordshire this can only contribute to making the county safer and continue to keep this type of crime low. It is important that all forces support this national campaign, and it is important to reduce the number of firearms in the country as a whole. This will help to make Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties even safer, by reducing the number of guns held privately.”

 

Detective Chief Superintendent Nathan Briant said: “There is very little gun crime in Hertfordshire but as part of a coordinated national campaign to stop guns falling into the wrong hands, we are joining forces across the country to help people dispose of guns safely.

 

“We believe that there may be a people who have inherited or come into possession of unlicensed firearms and will be eager to get rid of them. Whatever the circumstances, the amnesty provides the opportunity to dispose of these unwanted firearms safely and with peace of mind.”

 

If you have a firearm in your possession that you do not want contact the firearms surrender team on 101.

 

If you own a firearm and would like to discuss applying for a certificate to enable you to continue to own it legally, please call the firearms surrender team on 01707 806126.

 

 

Scotland Yard Met Police launch new #GiveUpYourGun campaign calling for Londoners to hand in firearms 'to prevent them from falling into criminal hands'

A national firearms campaign starts today for people to surrender unwanted firearms #GiveUpYourGun

 

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