"They [security chiefs] also discussed the risk posed by firearms, agreeing that our existing tough firearms laws are a very important part of the protections we have and that we should step up our efforts with other countries to crack down on the illegal smuggling of weapons across borders," the prime minister's press release read.
I've had a full briefing from security chiefs. We discussed ensuring the UK is properly protected from the terrorist threat. #CharlieHebdo.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) 12 января 2015
Participants of the briefing have agreed to identify specific elements of the attacks that could be included into regular exercise scenarios used by UK security teams to test terrorist threat response measures.
"The Prime Minister also asked the police and military to continue to work closely together to ensure that the police can call on appropriate military assistance when required across the country," the press release said.
Following the attacks, UK Home Secretary Theresa May announced the introduction of precautionary measures on the UK-French border.