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Warning to collectors as figures show scale of shotgun owners in Norfolk

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Owners of some antique firearms have been warned they have two weeks to obtain a licence for them following a change in the law.

The government has for the first time introduced a legal definition of antique firearms to close a loophole exploited by criminals to them in violent crime.

It means collectors owning some firearms will require a licence from September 22.

Minister for policing and crime, Kit Malthouse, said: “Criminals have been exploiting a grey area in the law to get their hands on these firearms, so this change will make our streets safer and ensure these potentially deadly weapons do........

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