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Who is your FEO

A Firearms Enquiry Officer (FEO) is responsible for investigation issues related to firearms, to make sure they are in compliance with United Kingdom gun laws.

FEOs carry out personal visits to applicants' homes as part of the application process for firearms or shotgun licence, or explosives certificate, to ensure that they meet the legal requirements as to secure storage of the weapons or explosives. They also carry out background checks on applicants for firearms licenses to ensure that the applicant has no previous record of firearms-related crimes or history of mental instability. They also perform similar checks when licences are renewed, to reassess licensees.

FEOs also make visits to the homes of licensed firearm owners, shooting clubs and registered firearms dealers to assess the security that the firearms are kept in; if this is not up to standard the licence may be put in jeopardy.

If you would like to contact the local firearms enquiry officer for your area please use the details below: