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Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

Section 31: Prohibition on sale or transfer of air weapons except by registered dealers

221.This section makes it an offence to sell air weapons by way of trade or business without being registered as a firearms dealer. Subsection (1) adds the sale and transfer of air weapons to section 3(1) of the Firearms Act 1968, which sets out the activities for which registration as a dealer is required. Subsection (2) amends section 40(2) of the 1968 Act to require dealers to keep a register of transactions involving air weapons. Subsection (3) makes a consequential amendment to the definition of “firearms dealer” in the 1968 Act.

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