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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997

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32 Transfers of firearms etc. to be in person.E+W+S

(1)This section applies where, in Great Britain—

(a)a firearm or ammunition to which section 1 of the 1968 Act applies is sold, let on hire, lent or given by any person, or

(b)a shot gun is sold, let on hire or given, or lent for a period of more than 72 hours by any person,

to another person who is neither a registered firearms dealer nor a person who is entitled to purchase or acquire the firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm or shot gun certificate or a visitor’s firearm or shot gun permit.

(2)Where a transfer to which this section applies takes place—

(a)the transferee must produce to the transferor the certificate or permit entitling him to purchase or acquire the firearm or ammunition being transferred;

(b)the transferor must comply with any instructions contained in the certificate or permit produced by the transferee;

(c)the transferor must hand the firearm or ammunition to the transferee, and the transferee must receive it, in person.

(3)A failure by the transferor or transferee to comply with subsection (2) above shall be an offence.

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