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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Paragraph 2 – Registered firearms dealers and their employees

270.This paragraph exempts firearms dealers who are registered with the Chief Constable under section 33 of the 1968 Act from requiring to hold an air weapon certificate when carrying out their business.

271.Sub-paragraph (1)(a) extends this exemption to the Registered Firearms Dealer’s employees, and sub-paragraph (2) allows this exemption to apply anywhere (i.e. not just at the dealer’s usual place of business).

272.Sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) allow for an individual to borrow an air weapon from a Registered Firearms Dealer and use it on land the dealer occupies provided the individual is supervised by the dealer or an employee of the dealer. Where the individual is under 14 then the supervisor must be aged 21 or over.

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