Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cracking down on crime

This week a tough ban on a wide range of knives, weapons and firearms has come into force, as the Conservative government continues to crack down on crime, protecting our communities as we build back safer.

  • The human suffering and hurt caused by the tragic loss of life through violent crime is unacceptable and there is no place for this in our communities.

  • That is why the government has banned a wide range of knives, weapons, and firearms, as well as putting a new legal definition of flick knives to see more of them outlawed, and putting bans on keeping certain dangerous weapons at the home. Anyone unlawfully possessing a firearm covered by the ban will face up to 10 years in prison, with up to six months’ imprisonment for possessing other weapons.
  • These steps will help to get knives and other weapons off the streets and out of the hands of violent criminals, protecting our communities as we get tough on crime and build back safer.

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