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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Paragraph 1: Definition of a Shotgun Club

This paragraph introduces a definition for a shotgun club to enable young shooters to learn clay target shooting. Paragraph 1(4) inserts Article 50A which enables the Chief Constable to authorise shotgun clubs to undertake clay target shooting with young people aged 12 to 15 while they are under appropriate supervision.

This will enable young people to have access to shotguns from a lower age, but in a controlled environment.

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