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(1)A person is guilty of an offence if—
(a)he uses another to look after, hide or transport a dangerous weapon for him; and
(b)he does so under arrangements or in circumstances that facilitate, or are intended to facilitate, the weapon's being available to him for an unlawful purpose.
(2)For the purposes of this section the cases in which a dangerous weapon is to be regarded as available to a person for an unlawful purpose include any case where—
(a)the weapon is available for him to take possession of it at a time and place; and
(b)his possession of the weapon at that time and place would constitute, or be likely to involve or to lead to, the commission by him of an offence.
(3)In this section “dangerous weapon” means—
(a)a firearm other than an air weapon or a component part of, or accessory to, an air weapon; or
(b)a weapon to which section 141 or 141A of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) applies (specified offensive weapons, knives and bladed weapons).
(4)In its application to Scotland, this section has effect with the omission of subsection “ (3)(b) ”, and of the word “ or ” immediately preceding it.
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