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Dwyer backs gun licence changes
5:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
GUIDANCE on shotgun licences from the Home Office has been welcomed by John Dwyer.
Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner agrees with the new stance which states ‘individuals with a history of domestic violence should not be permitted to possess a firearm or shotgun.’ Currently in Cheshire when an incident of domestic violence is reported and the perpetrator holds a firearms license, the Firearms Licensing Department is informed.
John Dwyer said: "Here in Cheshire, we evaluate the person’s suitability to hold a firearms or shotgun licence based on previous incidents and convictions including domestic violence.
“Domestic violence and abuse is a national issue, and I think any work the police can do to combat domestic violence and abuse is fantastic."
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