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Air weapon clubs and recreational shooting facilitiesS

23Requirements for recreational shooting facilitiesS

(1)A person who operates a recreational shooting facility must—

(a)hold or (if not an individual) ensure that an individual responsible for the management and operation of the facility holds, an air weapon certificate, and

(b)at all times that the facility is in use, display the certificate (or a copy of it) prominently on the facility so as to be capable of being read by anyone considering whether to use the facility.

(2)It is an offence for a person who operates a recreational shooting facility—

(a)to fail to comply with subsection (1)(a), or

(b)without reasonable excuse, to fail to comply with subsection (1)(b).

(3)A person who commits an offence under subsection (2) is liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both).

(4)In this section, “recreational shooting facility” means—

(a)a miniature rifle range or a shooting gallery at which air weapons are used, or

(b)a facility for combat games which involve using an air weapon,

which is operated with a view to making a profit.

(5)This section does not apply to an approved air weapon club.

Commencement Information

I1S. 23 in force at 31.12.2016 by S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(a) (with art. 4)