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6.—(1) In Article 10 of the principal Order (exemptions for auctioneers, carriers and warehousemen), after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—
“(1A) An auctioneer, carrier or warehouseman who—
(a)fails to take reasonable precautions for the safe custody of any firearm or ammunition which, by virtue of paragraph (1), he or any servant of his has in his possession without holding a firearm certificate; or
(b)fails to report forthwith to the Chief Constable the loss or theft of any such firearm or ammunition,
shall be guilty of an offence.”.
(2) In the Table in Schedule 2 to the principal Order (punishments for offences), after the entry relating to Article 7(4) there shall be inserted the following entry—
|“Failure of auctioneer, carrier or warehouseman to take reasonable precautions for safe custody of firearm or ammunition or failure to report loss or theft||Summary||6 months or a fine of level 5 on the standard scale or both”.|
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