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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Paragraph 3 – Auctioneers

273.This paragraph exempts auctioneers and their employees from requiring to hold an air weapon certificate when carrying out their business. This exemption only allows the possession, acquisition and purchase of air weapons, not their use.

274.Sub-paragraph (2) extends this exemption to allow an auctioneer (who is not a Registered Firearms Dealer) to sell an air weapon by way of trade or business without committing the offence at section 24, provided that the auctioneer holds a police permit issued under section 12.

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