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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

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17(1)It is not an offence under this Part for a person listed in sub-paragraph (3) to carry out an activity listed in sub-paragraph (2) without holding an air weapon certificate, if the carrying out of the activity is for or in connection with the person’s duties.

(2)The activities are the use, possession, purchase, acquisition, manufacture, testing, repair, sale, transfer or disposal of an air weapon.

(3)The persons are—

(a)a constable,

(b)a member of police staff,

(c)a police cadet appointed under section 25 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012,

(d)a person providing forensic services in pursuance of section 31 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012,

(e)a member of the Ministry of Defence Police appointed on the nomination of the Secretary of State under section 1 of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987,

(f)a member of the British Transport Police,

(g)a member of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary,

(h)a civilian officer of the British Transport Police or the Civil Nuclear Constabulary,

(i)a member of any other police force while executing a warrant or otherwise acting in Scotland by virtue of any enactment conferring powers on the member in Scotland,

(j)a person in the armed forces of Her Majesty,

(k)a member of the armed forces of another country when that member is serving with the armed forces of Her Majesty,

(l)the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (or a person authorised to act on the Remembrancer’s behalf).

(4)In this paragraph “armed forces” means naval, military or air services.

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