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Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

Section 43: Sale etc. of knives and other weapons

258.Subsection (2) amends section 141A(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (prohibition of sale of knives etc. to persons under sixteen) to extend the offence of selling a knife or an article with a blade or point to a person under sixteen to persons under eighteen.

259.It is an offence to manufacture, sell, hire or offer for sale or hire, lend or give to another person an offensive weapon under section 141 of the 1988 Act. Subsection (4) amends that provision to introduce a defence for those who manufacture, sell, hire or offer for sale or hire, lend or give offensive weapons if they are doing so for the purpose of theatrical performances and rehearsals, the production of films or the production of television programmes.

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