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The Law Commission, the independent body that proposes legal reforms on behalf of the Government, is calling on all interested parties involved in antique firearms to give their views at a symposium on Tuesday, September 8.

The commission is proposing a raft of changes to gun legislation, including making it more difficult for criminals to acquire functioning antique firearms.

"We urge anyone with an interest in antique firearms to attend and give their views," a commission spokesperson said, "as we want evidence on how the proposals will impact the trade of antique firearms."

In July the commission published a consultation paper on how the law could be amended. One aim is to make the rules "less ambiguous about what constitutes an antique firearm, which will provide clarity for dealers of such antiques".

The symposium is from 12.30-6.30pm at the University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LS, with space for 380 people.

To attend, email firearms@lawcommission.gsi.gov.uk. Space is limited and places will be allocated on first-come, first-served basis.