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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 27 – Production of air weapon certificate

102.Subsection (1) empowers a constable to require the production of an individual’s air weapon certificate, or proof that the person does not require to hold a certificate, if the constable believes that an air weapon is in that person’s possession. “Person” in this section includes both natural and non-natural persons. Subsection (2) allows the constable to seize any air weapons held and require the person’s name and address if a certificate or exemption is not provided.

103.Subsections (3) and (4) make it an offence to fail to provide a name and address, or to provide a false one, when required by this section. These offences attract strict liability.

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