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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997

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23Licence conditions

(1)A licence shall be granted subject to such conditions specified in it as the Secretary of State thinks necessary for securing that the operation of the club, and the storage and use of small-calibre pistols on the premises specified in the licence, will not endanger the public safety or the peace.

(2)It is an offence for the persons or any of the persons responsible for the management of a licensed pistol club to fail to comply with any condition of the licence or, as the case may be, to fail to secure that any such condition is complied with.

(3)In proceedings against any person for an offence under subsection (2) above, it shall be a defence for him to prove that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.

(4)An offence under subsection (2) above is punishable on summary conviction with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or both.

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