It is your responsibility to ensure that your firearms and ammunition are stored safely and securely at all times. You must take any necessary steps to prevent unauthorised access, so far as is reasonably possible. A gun cabinet is required - specification BS 7558 (1992) - and it must be secured to the fabric of a building.
If you are moving your firearm and ammunition by vehicle then it must be hidden from direct view and stored within a locked box or secured to an anchorage point.
Never carry a loaded weapon in a moving vehicle - it is dangerous and inappropriate.
Store your firearm with a local firearms’ dealer if you intend to leave your residence unattended for any considerable length of time.
Our specially trained officers are here to help with your enquiries and security arrangements. You can contact the Firearms and Explosives Branch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local police on 101 Non Emergency Number for more information.