Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997

5 Races at athletic meetings.E+W+S

The authority of the Secretary of State [F1or the Scottish Ministers (by virtue of provision made under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998)] is not required by virtue of subsection (1)(aba) of section 5 of the 1968 Act—

(a)for a person to have a firearm in his possession at an athletic meeting for the purpose of starting races at that meeting; or

(b)for a person to have in his possession, or to purchase or acquire, or to sell or transfer, a firearm if he is authorised by a firearm certificate to have the firearm in his possession, or to purchase or acquire it, subject to a condition that it is only for use in connection with starting races at athletic meetings.

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