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The Firearms Licensing Department grant licences that allow people to legally own and use firearms and shotguns. 

The main decision making priority is to ensure public safety is not jeopardised. Therefore we consider various criteria, including the fitness of a person to hold a certificate, the security of the weapon and - in some cases - the location where the person will be shooting.

If you have had an application for a firearm and/or shotgun certificate refused or a certificate(s) revoked the letter sent to you, by the Chief Officer of Police, will clearly explain the next steps and applicable timescales.

For all other matters you may write to the Firearms Licensing Unit to seek information/clarification or visit the Firearms Licensing Section of the Constabulary website
Or write to:

Firearms Licensing Unit         
Police Headquarters         
Carleton Hall         
Penrith         
Cumbria         
CA10 2AU