Violent Crime Reduction Act: 2006

Discussion in 'UK Airgun Law' started by RobF, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    Violent Crime Reduction Act: 2006

    (Ed: weapon is the term used by the legislation, rather than my own choice)

    Air weapons can be sold only by Registered Firearms Dealers who must be approved by the local police force.

    An RFD is obliged to keep a Statutory Firearms Register which must include all sales, purchases and transfers of firearms, including air weapons.

    All air weapon sales have to be in person.

    The above clauses relate to if you are selling air weapons by way of trade or business and are not intepreted as affecting 2nd hand private sales.

    It is an offence for anybody under 18 to purchase or hire an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon and for anybody to sell or let to hire an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon to a person under the age of 18.

    Further interpretations by members of the trade

    When you buy a major part from an RFD you will be required to give your name and address and these details must be recorded by the dealer.

    The guidance taken is that major parts include Barrel, Piston, Cylinder or Air Chamber and Valve, the main pressure bearing parts along with Silencers.

    Repairs are not being interpreted as being affected by this law and the trade is still able to sell major parts by mail order if they are part of a repair.

    There is also an addition that an offence is now committed if an airgun pellet leaves the boundary of the property (however that may occur)

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