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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

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Registered firearms dealers and their employees

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2(1)It is not an offence under section 2(1) for an individual to use, possess, purchase or acquire an air weapon without holding an air weapon certificate if—

(a)the individual is carrying on business as a registered firearms dealer or is the employee of a registered firearms dealer, and

(b)the possession occurs in the ordinary course of the business as such a dealer.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), it is irrelevant whether the use, possession, purchase or acquisition of the air weapon occurs at a place—

(a)which is not a place of business of the registered firearms dealer, or

(b)which the dealer has not registered as a place of business under section 33 or 37 of the 1968 Act.

(3)It is not an offence under section 2(1) for an individual (“A”) to—

(a)borrow an air weapon from a registered firearms dealer, and

(b)use and possess the weapon on land occupied by the dealer,

without holding an air weapon certificate, if the conditions in sub-paragraph (4) are complied with.

(4)The conditions are—

(a)A uses and possesses the air weapon under the supervision of the registered firearm dealer or an employee of the dealer (“the supervisor”), and

(b)where A is under the age of 14, the supervisor is aged 21 years or more.

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