The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear
Private ownership of most guns has been banned throughout the United Kingdom for a number of years. Every few years, the United Kingdom has a gun amnesty program where they encourage citizens to turn in their illegal guns, which includes replicas and even BB and pellet guns. The last gun amnesty was in 2014 where over 6,000 guns were turned over to authorities.
So far this year, the United Kingdom has seen a 27% increase in crimes involving guns, even though private ownership is banned. Consequently, United Kingdom officials are conducting another gun amnesty where they are hoping to see thousands more illegal guns to be turned in.
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Britons are being urged to hand over illegal firearms during a two-week gun amnesty.
Anybody taking guns and ammunition to police stations across the UK over the next fortnight will not face automaticpost was originally published on this site