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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

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1Meaning of “air weapon”

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(1)This section defines the expression “air weapon” for the purposes of this Part.

(2)The expression generally has the same meaning as that given in section 1(3)(b) of the Firearms Act 1968 (“the 1968 Act”).

(3)In addition, the expression includes—

(a)the component parts of an air weapon (within the meaning of section 1(3)(b) of the 1968 Act), and

(b)any accessory to such a weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise caused by discharging the weapon.

(4)But the expression does not include—

(a)an air weapon which is not a firearm (within the meaning of section 57(1) of the 1968 Act),

(b)an air weapon (within the meaning of section 1(3)(b) of the 1968 Act)—

(i)which is not capable of discharging a missile with kinetic energy of more than one joule as measured at the muzzle of the weapon, or

(ii)that is designed to be used only when submerged in water, or

(c)the component parts of an air weapon described in paragraph (a) or (b)(i) or (ii).

(5)Other words and expressions used in this Part are defined in section 40.

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