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You need a firearms certificate issued by the police to possess, buy or acquire a firearm or shotgun. You must also have a certificate to buy ammunition.

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Victim/Witness
I want to report someone who illegally owns a gun
You believe that you know someone who illegally owns a gun
I know someone involved in gun crime
You believe you know someone who is involved in firearm related crime
I am involved in gun crime and I want to stop
You want to know how you can stop being involved in gun crime
I want to know the law on owning firearms
You want to find out how to lawfully own a firearm
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened
Your situation
This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time you have seen gun related incidents or crime happening
I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns
The person who did this
I know who did this
You have details of, or know who who is involved in gun crime
I don’t know who committed the crime but I do have a description
You have a description of what the offender looks like
I don't have a name or description of anyone involved, but I do have other details
You do not have a description or name of people involved, but do have details such as their address, their place of work, their number plate, online details etc.
Someone I know has details about who did this
Someone believes they have information about the person or people who have done this
I don't know who did this
You do not have any details of who is involved in this
Evidence
There is video footage or photos
There may be CCTV, video or images of the incident or offender
There is evidence which could identify the person responsible
There may be evidence such as bodily fluids, fingerprints, footprints or saliva
They left something behind
The suspect may have left an item behind
They keep the gun in a certain place
You know where the firearm is being stored
There are verbal or written comments
Someone involved said something, or wrote something online or sent emails or messages
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation
Concerns
This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I want to remain anonymous
You do not want to provide your details
I do not want to go to court
You do not feel comfortable taking part in a trial or hearing
I'm frightened I will get to trouble or be in danger
You are concerned people will find out that you have reported this to us
I'm worried gun crime may happen again
You are worried about gun crime happening again