Legal blank firing pistols being converted into deadly weapons, police warn

One of the most common types is the Turkish Retay pistol, that can be legally imported and owned in the UK in its blank firing state.

Police Professional | Illegal conversion of blank-firing pistols into lethal guns a ‘growing concern’, says GMP

Blank-firing pistols are increasingly being sourced from legitimate and legal dealers and converted into lethal guns before being sold on to criminals, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has warned.GMP says the issue around Retay guns, which are legal semi-automatic blank-firing pistols with a similar appearance to illegal firearms, is now a “growing concern” nationally.

Can you buy blank firing guns UK? – Theburningofrome.com

The entire range of replica guns and blank-firing replicas are made to UK legal specification. All legal to own in the UK, some restrictions apply to the replicas. Certain items will require proof of membership to a re-enactment group or for use in film or theatre.

Firearms | The Crown Prosecution Service

The Firearms Act 1968 defines firearms generally but also creates a number of sub-categories of firearm, namely shot guns, air weapons and prohibited weapons. The particular type of firearm determines which offences under the Act will be applicable.[…] realistic imitation firearm” means an imitation firearm which—andProvision creating offenceGeneral nature of offenceMode of TrialPunishmentAdditional provisionsSection 32 Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Transfer of firearm or ammunition other than in personTEWFor a firearm of ammunition subject to s1 of the Firearms Act 1968:- Section 32 Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 ​Transfer of firearm or ammunition other than in person​SO​For a shot gun:-​Section 28 Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006Using someone to mind dangerous weaponsTEWSummary: 6 months or a fine of the statutory maximum; or both.May be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence; where this applies, the maximum sentence is 10 years rather than 5 yearsSection 32 Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 Transfer of an air weapon other than in person SO6 months or level 5 fine; or both-Section 8A Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988Unlawfully selling or gifting, or offering to sell or gift, a defectively deactivated weaponTEWSummary: 6 months or a fine of the statutory maximum; or both.- Section 170 Customs and Excise Management Act 1979Importation of firearmsTEWSummary: 6 months or a fine of £20,000 or of three times the value of the goods, whichever is the greaterWhere the offence relates to a firearm of a kind specified in section 5(1)(a), (ab), (aba), (ac), (ad), (ae), (af), (ag), (ba) or (c) or (1A)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment 

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Legal blank firing pistols being converted into deadly weapons, police warn

Blank firing pistols available to order online from around £100 are being converted into lethal weapons in makeshift factories across the UK, police have warned.

Home-grown gun threat as UK gangs convert £100 toy replicas into £3K firearms

Criminal gangs are converting replica handguns sold legally in the UK into lethal weapons in a disturbing home-grown gun threat.The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information.

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Blank Firing Guns

Blank firing pistols are hand guns that do not fire anything out of the barrel so are thus useless for target shooting or practice in that extent, but they do operate in EXACTLY the same way as the real thing does. This makes them ideal for training in weapon handling techniques, loading and cocking. and when you pull the trigger thay make a really loud bang. This type of firearm is used in training ie how to disarm an armed enemy etc. Blank firing guns are also used for starting races or in filmmaking and re-enactment. None of our Blank Firing Guns can shoot real ammunition and they cannot be made to do so. All of the blank pistols are top or side venting and incorporate permanent barrel formations to block any efforts to tamper with their true function. Do not try to load or fire real ammo. Striving to alter this blank gun to take real ammunition is prohibited in the law. Make sure you and anyone near you wear eye and hearing protection when firing. These are NOT toys, they should be treated as real firearms and as such it must always be ASSUMED that they are loaded. You must NEVER look down the barrel or point the weapon at anyone, if something gets wedged down the barrel EVEN WITH the barrel blocked, if there was any form of hole in the blocking mechanism then it might discharge with enough force to seriously injure someone. also never carry a Blank firing gun in public only carry in a gun slip or case ect.

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The lethal weapons recovered following a crackdown on illegally converted guns

Earlier this week, Corey Atkinson, 26, and Mark McNamara, 28, were jailed for a combined total of 20 years for their part in a conspiracy to convert blank-firing air pistols into live weapons.

Firearms Act 1968

The term provision is used to describe a definable element in a piece of legislation that has legislative effect – such as a Part, Chapter or section. A version of a provision is prospective either:An Act to consolidate the Firearms Acts 1937 and 1965, the Air Guns and Shot Guns, etc. , Act 1962, Part V of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 and certain enactments amending the Firearms Act 1937.Modifications etc. (not altering text)C1Act extended by S.I. 1972/971, Sch. 1C2Act extended with modifications by Firearms Act 1982 (c. 31, SIF 51:1), s. 1(2)C3Act amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), ss. 8, 25(4)C4Definitions of "ammunition" and "firearm" in this Act applied (E.W.) (25.10.1991) by Deer Act 1991 (c. 54, SIF 4:3), ss.16, 18(3)C5By Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), S. 101(1), Sch. 12 para.23; S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(1), Sch.1 it is provided (14.10. 1991) that in relation to any time before the commencement of s. 70 of that 1991 Act (which came into force on 1.10.1992 by S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2) references in any enactment amended by that 1991 Act, to youth courts shall be construed as references to juvenile courts.C6Act applied (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(2)(3); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. II1Act wholly in force at 1.8.1968, see s. 60(2)Textual AmendmentsF1S. 1(3)(a) substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 2(2)F2Words inserted (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (2003 c. 38), ss. 39(2)(c)(ii), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2F3S. 1(3A) inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 2(3)C7S. 1(1)(a) excluded (E. W.) (17.12.2003) by The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/3300), art. 5(2)C8S. 1(1)(a) excluded (22.3.2021) by The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021/282), regs. 1(1), 3, 4Modifications etc. (not altering text)C9S. 2(1) excluded (22.3.2021) by The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021/282), regs. 1(1), 3, 4Textual AmendmentsF4Word in s. 3(1) inserted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(2)(a); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F5Word repealed (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/2180, art. 4(f)(i)F6S. 3(1)(c) and preceding word inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 31(1), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 4(a)F7Word in s. 3(1) repealed (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(2)(b); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F8S. 3(1)(c) repealed (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(2)(c); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F9Words in s. 3(5) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 2(1); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IF10S. 3(7)(8) inserted (10.4.2017) by The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/452), arts. 1(2), 2(2)C10S. 3 excluded in part (22.3.2021) by The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021/282), regs. 1(1), 4Textual AmendmentsF11Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1). s. 23(1)Textual AmendmentsF12S. 4A inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 127, 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(c)F13Words in s. 4A(2)(a)(i) substituted (28.4.2022) by The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No. 33) and Sentencing Act 2020 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022 (S.I. 2022/500), regs. 1(2), 5(1), Sch. Pt. 1Textual AmendmentsF14Words in s. 5(1) omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F15Words in s. 5(1)(1A) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(1)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F16S. 5(1)(a)–(ae) substituted for s. 5(1)(a) by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 1(2)F17Word in s. 5(1)(ab) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 1(3); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. I (with art. 5)F18S. 5(1)(aba) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 1(2); S.I. 1997/1536, art. 2F19Words in s. 5(1)(aba) repealed (1.2.1998) by 1997 c. 64, ss. 1, 2(7), Sch.; S.I. 1997/3114, art. 4, Sch. Pt. II (with art. 5)F20Words in s. 5(1)(ac) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 1(4); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IF21Words in s. 5(1)(ac) repealed (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(2), Sch. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IF22Words in s. 5(1)(ad) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 1(5); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IF23S. 5(1)(af) inserted (20.1.2004 for certain purposes and 30.4.2004 in so far as not already in force) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 39(3)-(5), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, arts 2(c)(iii), 5F24S. 5(1)(ag) inserted (16.5.2019 for specified purposes, 14.7.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(2), 70(1)(5)(d); S.I. 2021/819, reg. 2(f)F25S. 5(1)(ba) substituted for word (16.5.2019 for specified purposes, 14.7.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(3), 70(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2021/819, reg. 2(f)F26S. 5(1)(c) substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 1(3)F27S. 5(1A) inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 3(1)F28Words in s. 5(1A) omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(2)(b), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F29S. 5(1A)(f) substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 129(2), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(e)F30Words in s. 5(2) substituted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 3(2)F31Words in s. 5(2) inserted (16.5.2019 for specified purposes, 14.7.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(4), 70(1)(5)(f); S.I. 2021/819, reg. 2(f)F32S. 5(2A) inserted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(3), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F33Word in s. 5(2A)(a) inserted (16.5.2019) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(5), 70(5)(g)F34S. 5(3) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(4), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F35Words in s. 5(4) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(1)(b), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F36Words in s. 5(6) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(1)(c), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F37S. 5(7) inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 3(3)F38S. 5(8)(9) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 1(6); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IC11S. 5: transfer of certain functions (1.11.1968) by S.I.1968/1200, art. 2C12S. 5 amended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 1(7); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IC13S. 5: transfer of certain functions (S.) (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1; S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3 (as amended (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(4)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b))C14S. 5 excluded (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 22.3.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 126(5), 183(1)(5)(e) (with s. 126(4)(8)); S.I. 2021/282, reg. 2 (with regs. 3, 4)C15S. 5 excluded in part (22.3.2021) by The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021/282), regs. 1(1), 3, 4C16Power to amend s. 5(1) conferred by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 1(4)C17S. 5(1)(aba) amended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, ss. 1(8), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7(1)(3); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3, Sch. Pt. IC18S. 5(2A) amended by 1997 c. 5 s. 1(7A)(7B) (as inserted) (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(9), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)Textual AmendmentsF39S. 5A inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 3(4)F40Words in s. 5A(1) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F41Words in s. 5A(1) omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(5)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F42Words in s. 5A(1) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(5)(b), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F43Words in s. 5A(2)(a)(b) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F44S. 5A(3) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(2) (with reg. 60); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F45Words in s. 5A(3)(4) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F46Words in s. 5A(4)(5) omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(5)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F47Words in s. 5A(4) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 10(2)(a); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF48S. 5A(4)(a)(b) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 10(2)(b); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF49Words in s. 5A(5)(6) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F50Words in s. 5A(6)(7) omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(5)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F51Words in s. 5A(6) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(2)(b), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F52S. 5A(7) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 10(7); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF53Words in s. 5A(7) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 109(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(b)F54Words in s. 5A(8)(a) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 129(3), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(e)F55Words in s. 5A(8) repealed (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 10(8); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF56S. 6(1)(b) (which is superseded by a new subsection (1A) ) repealed (2.4.1991) by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 20(2)(3)F57S. 6(1A) inserted (2.4.1991) by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 20(2)M11920 c. 43. M21937 c. 12. Textual AmendmentsF58Words in s. 7(2) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 2(2); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF59S. 8(1A) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 42(1); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF60Words in s. 9(3) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2, para. 2(2); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF61Words in s. 10(1) substituted (20.5.2014) by The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1240), reg. 1(4), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(a)F62Words in s. 10(1) substituted (5.11.2015) by The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1782), reg. 1(4), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)F63S. 10(1A) inserted (W.) (5.9.2014) by The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Consequential Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/2124), regs. 1(c), 2(1)(b)F64S. 10(1A) omitted (5.11.2015) by virtue of The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1782), reg. 1(4), Sch. 6 para. 1(3)F65S. 10(1B) inserted (5.11.2015) by The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1782), reg. 1(4), Sch. 6 para. 1(4)F66S. 10(3) inserted (20.5.2014) by The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1240), reg. 1(4), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(b)Textual AmendmentsF67Words in s. 11(1) inserted (28.7.2010) by Firearms (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1759), regs. 1(2), 2(2)(a)F68Words in s. 11(2) inserted (28.7.2010) by Firearms (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1759), regs. 1(2), 2(2)(b)F69S. 11(3) repealed (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 46, s. 35(2), Sch. 7 Pt. III; S.I. 1997/304, art. 2, Sch. 1F70S. 11(5) omitted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 130(2)(a), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(f)Textual AmendmentsF71S. 11A inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 130(1), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(f)Textual AmendmentsF72Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(2)C19S. 12(2): transfer of certain functions (S.) (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1; S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3C20S. 12(2): transfer of functions by S.I. 1968/1200, art. 2Textual AmendmentsF73Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(3)F74Words in s. 13(2) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2(2); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF75S. 14 repealed by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(7)Textual AmendmentsF76Words repealed by (E.W.) Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt.ITextual AmendmentsF77S. 16A inserted (21.9.1994) by 1994 c. 31, ss. 1(1), 4(2) (with s. 4(3))Textual AmendmentsF78S. 17(3) repealed by Theft Act 1968 (c. 60), Sch. 3 Pt. IIIF79Words repealed by Theft Act 1968 (c. 60), Sch. 3 Pt. IIIC21S. 17(2) applied (E.W.)(31.10.1991) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s.90(2); S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(4), Sch.3.Textual AmendmentsF80S. 19(a)-(d) substituted for words (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act (2003 c. 38), ss. {37(1)}, 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(i)Textual AmendmentsF82Words in s. 20 inserted (21.9.1994) by 1994 c. 31, ss. 2(1), 4(2) (with s. 4(3))Textual AmendmentsF83Words inserted by Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), s. 77, Sch. 14 para. 24(a)F84Words inserted (E.W.) by Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33, SIF 39:1), ss. 123(6), Sch. 8 paras. 6, 16F85Words repealed by Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33, SIF 39:1), ss. 123(6), 170(2), Sch. 8 para. 16, Sch. 16F86Words inserted by Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), s. 77, Sch. 14 para. 24(b)F87Words inserted (E.W.) by Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33, SIF 39:1), s. 123(6), Sch. 8 paras. 6, 16F88Words in s. 21(2) inserted (1.3.1998) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(2), Sch. 10 para. 24(2)(a); S.I. 1998/277, art. 3(2)F89Words in s. 21(2) inserted (1.4.2000) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 14(1); S.I. 1999/3426, art. 3(b)F90S. 21(2A) substituted (1.3.1998) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(2), Sch. 10 para. 24(2)(b); S.I. 1998/277, art. 3(2)F91S. 21(2A)(c) inserted (1.4.2000) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 14(2); S.I. 1999/3426, art. 3(b)F92Words in s. 21(2A)(c)(ii) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168, Sch. 9 para. 31F93Words in s. 21(2A)(c)(ii) inserted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 15(2) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F94S. 21(2A)(d) omitted (3.12.2012) by virtue of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10), s. 151(1), Sch. 10 para. 3(a); S.I. 2012/2906, art. 2(h)F95S. 21(2B) omitted (3.12.2012) by virtue of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10), s. 151(1), Sch. 10 para. 3(b); S.I. 2012/2906, art. 2(h)F96S. 21(2C) inserted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 110(1), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(c)F97Words in s. 21(2C)(a) inserted (1.12.2020 immediately before the consolidation date (see 2020 c. 9, ss. 3, 5(2)(3) and 2020 c. 17, ss. 2, 416)) by Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020 (c. 9), s. 5(2)(3), Sch. 2 para. 115; S.I. 2012/1236, reg. 2F98Words in s. 21(2C)(b) inserted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 15(3) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F99Words in S. 21(3)(b) substituted (4.4.2005) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 304, 336, Sch. 32 para. 12(4); S.I. 2005/950, art. 2(1) (subject to art. 2(2), Sch. 2)F100S. 21(3ZA) inserted (4.4.2005) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 304, 336, Sch. 32 para. 12(5); S.I. 2005/950, art. 2(1) (subject to art. 2(2), Sch. 2)F101Words in s. 21(3ZA)(a) substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 15(4)(a) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F102Words in s. 21(3ZA)(a) inserted (30.11.2009) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), s. 153(7), Sch. 4 para. 6 (with Sch. 27 paras. 1, 5); S.I. 2009/3074, art. 2(p)(iii)F103Words in s. 21(3ZA)(a) substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 15(4)(b) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F104S. 21(3ZA)(b) substituted (1.2.2011) by Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13), s. 206(1), sch. 2 para. 30(2); S.S.I. 2010/413, art. 2, sch. (with art. 3(1))F105S. 21(3A) inserted by Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71), ss. 29, 66(7)(a)F106Word in s. 21(6) omitted (3.12.2012) by virtue of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10), s. 151(1), Sch. 10 para. 3(c); S.I. 2012/2906, art. 2(h)F107Word in s. 21(6) inserted (19.9.2014) by The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/2522), arts. 1, 2(2)F108Words substituted by Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71), ss. 29, 66(7)(a)F109Words substituted by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), s. 56(2), Sch. 9 Pt. IIM31933 c. 12. M41937 c. 37. ProspectiveTextual AmendmentsF110S. 21A inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 34(2), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F111S. 21A(1A) inserted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(3); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)Textual AmendmentsF112S. 22(1) substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 33(2), s. 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(c)F113S. 22(1) substituted (28.7.2010) by Firearms (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1759), regs. 1(2), 2(3)F114S. 22(1A) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(3); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F115S. 22(2): Words inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(4) [Editorial Note: the amending section provides that the insertion is to be made after the words "of this Act". Those words appear twice in s. 22(2), but the sense of the subsection as amended seems to require that the insertion should be made after the second occurrence of those words.]F116S. 22(4) repealed (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(4); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F117Word substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 33(3), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(c)F118S. 22(5) repealed (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (2003 c. 38), ss. 38(2)(b), 93, Sch. 3: S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(ii)Textual AmendmentsF119S. 23 repealed (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(5); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F120S. 23 heading substituted (20.1.2004) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 38(3), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(ii)F121S. 23(1): words substituted (1.10.2007) for s. 23(1)(a)(b) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. {34(3)(a)}, 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F122S. 23(1A) inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 34(3)(b), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F123Words in s. 23(2) repealed (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 38(3)(a), 92, 93, Sch. 3; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(g)(ii)(a)F124Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(4)F125Words in s. 23(2)(a) repealed (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(2), Sch. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF126Words in s. 23(2) substituted (1.10.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(c), Sch. Pt. IIF127S. 23(3)(4) inserted (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 38(3)(b), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(ii)F128S. 23(4) repealed (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 34(3)(c), 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/2180, arts. 3(d), 4(f)(i)Textual AmendmentsF129S. 24(1) substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 33(4), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(c)F130S. 24(1) substituted (28.7.2010) by Firearms (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1759), regs. 1(2), 2(4)F131Words inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(4)F132Words in s. 24(4)(a)(b) substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 33(5), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(c)F133Words in s. 24(4)(b) substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(6); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)Textual AmendmentsF134S. 24ZA inserted (10.2.2011) by Crime and Security Act 2010 (c. 17), ss. 46(2), 59(1); S.I. 2011/144, art. 2F135S. 24ZA(2) substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(7); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)ProspectiveTextual AmendmentsF136S. 24A inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 40(1), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(i)Textual AmendmentsF137Ss. 26A, 26B substituted for s. 26 (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 37; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF138Ss. 26A, 26B substituted for s. 26 (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 37; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF143S. 27(1) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 38; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF144S. 27(1A) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(4); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F145Words inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(5)C25S. 27(2) amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 9Textual AmendmentsF146S. 27A inserted (16.5.2019) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 61(2), 70(5)(l)Textual AmendmentsF147S. 28(1) substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 3(1)F148S. 28(1C) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(5); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F149S. 28(2A) inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 3(2)F150S. 28(3) repealed (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(2), Sch. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IC26S. 28(2) amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 9Textual AmendmentsF151S. 28A inserted (1.7.1997) 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 4(1); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF152S. 28A(1A) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 17.4.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 131(2), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2018/456, reg. 4Textual AmendmentsF153S. 28B inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 17.4.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 131(1), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2018/456, reg. 4Textual AmendmentsF154Words in s. 29(3) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 2(2); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF155Ss. 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D substituted for s. 30 (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 40; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF156Ss. 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D substituted for s. 30 (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 40; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF157Ss. 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D substituted for s. 30 (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 40; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF158Ss. 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D substituted for s. 30 (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 40; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IM51988 c. 45. Modifications etc. (not altering text)C28S. 31 modified (1.11.1968) by S.I. 1968/1200, art. 3Textual AmendmentsF159Word in s. 32(1)(a) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(2)F160Word in s. 32(1)(b) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(3)F161Word in s. 32(1)(c) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(4)F162Word in s. 32(1)(cc) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(5)F163Word in s. 32(1)(d) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(6)F164Word in s. 32(1)(e) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(7)F165Word in s. 32(1)(f) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 2(8)F166S. 32(2)(2A)(2B) substituted (1.10.1997) for s. 32(2) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 5; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(c), Sch. Pt. IIF167S. 32(2B) repealed (17.12.1997) by 1997 c. 64, s. 2(7), Sch.; S.I. 1997/3114, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IC29S. 32 modified by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 11(3)C30S. 32(1) amended (E.W.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2615, art. 4, Sch. 1 Pt. I and (S.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2652, art. 3, Sch. 1 Pt. IC31S. 32(3A) continued (E.W.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2615, art. 5, Sch. 1 Pt. II and (S.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2652, art. 4, Sch. 1 Pt. IITextual AmendmentsF168S. 32ZA inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 18.7.2019 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 132(1), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2019/1141, reg. 3(1)Textual AmendmentsF169S. 32A and crossheading omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(6); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)Textual AmendmentsF170S. 32B omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(7); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)Textual AmendmentsF171S. 32C omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(8); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)Textual AmendmentsF172Words in s. 33(3) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 42(2)(a); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF173Words in s. 33(3) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 42(2)(b); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF174Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 13(1)Textual AmendmentsF175S. 34(1A) inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 13(2)C32S. 34(3) modified (1.11.1968) by S.I. 1968/1200, art. 3M61920 c. 43. Textual AmendmentsF176S. 35(1) amended (E.W.) by virtue of S.I. 1990/290, art. 6(a), Sch. 2 Pt. I and (S.) by virtue of S.I. 1990/325, art. 6(a), Sch. 2 Pt. IF177Word in s. 35(1) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 3(2)F178S. 35(1A) inserted by (S.) S.I. 1986/996, art. 7 and (E.W.) S.I. 1986/986, art. 7F179Word in s. 35(1A) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 3(3)F180Section 35(3) amended (E.W.) by virtue of S.I. 1990/290 art. 6(c), Sch. 2 Pt. II and (S.) by virtue of S.I. 1990/325, art. 6(c), Sch. 2 Pt. IIF181Word in s. 35(3) substituted (6.4.2015) by The Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/611), arts. 1(1), 3(4)C33S. 35(1) amended (E.W.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2615, art. 6, Sch. 2 Pt. I and (S.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2652, art. 5, Sch. 2 Pt. IC34S. 35(1A) continued (E.W.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2615, art. 7, Sch. 2 Pt. II and (S.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2652, art. 6, Sch. 2 Pt. IIC35S. 35(3) continued (E.W.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2615, art. 8, Sch. 2 Pt. III and (S.) (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2652, art. 7, Sch. 2 Pt. IIIProvided that, if an appeal is brought against the removal, this subsection shall not apply to that removal unless the appeal is abandoned or dismissed and shall then apply with the substitution, for the reference to the date of the notice, of a reference to the date on which the appeal was abandoned or dismissed. Textual AmendmentsF182Words inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 13(3)F183Words in s. 38(8) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 7; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(a), Sch. Pt. IC36S. 38(2) modified (1.11.1968) by S.I. 1968/1200, art. 3Textual AmendmentsF184Words in s. 39(1) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 2(3); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. 2 Pt. IProvided that, where a written authority is required by this subsection, the authority shall be produced on demand. Textual AmendmentsF185Words in s. 40(2) repealed (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 31(2), 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/2180, arts. 3(i), 4(e)(f)(i)F186S. 40(3A) inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 13(4)F187Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(3)F188Words in s. 40(4) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 8(a)(i); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF189Words in s. 40(4) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 8(a)(ii); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF190S. 40(4A) inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 8(b); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Textual AmendmentsF191S. 42 repealed (1.10.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(2), Sch. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(c), Sch. Pt. IITextual AmendmentsF192S. 42A inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 6(2)F193Words in s. 42A(1)(b) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(9)(a)(i); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F194Words in s. 42A(1)(b) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(9)(a)(ii); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F195Words in s. 42A(1)(b) substituted (31.12.2020) by The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(9)(a)(iii); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F196Words in s. 42A(1) substituted (1.4.2011) by Firearms (Electronic Communications) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/713), arts. 1(1), 2(2)(a)F197Words in s. 42A(2)(b) substituted (31.12.2020) by The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(9)(b); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F198S. 42A(2A) inserted (1.4.2011) by Firearms (Electronic Communications) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/713), arts. 1(1), 2(2)(b)Textual AmendmentsF199S. 42B inserted (1.4.2011) by Firearms (Electronic Communications) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/713), arts. 1(1), 2(3)F200Words in s. 42B(2)(b) substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 3.4.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 14 paras. 6, 7(a); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 2, Sch. para. 41F201S. 42B(2)(c) substituted (1.4.2013) by The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/602), art. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(2)Modifications etc. (not altering text)C37S. 43 modified by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), ss. 11(4), 17(9)C38S. 43 extended (prosp.) by 1997 c. 5, ss. 21(6), 53(3) (which amending s. 21(6) was repealed (17.12.1997) by 1997 c. 64, s. 2(7), Sch.; S.I. 1997/3114, art. 3, Sch. Pt. I)Textual AmendmentsF202S. 44 substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 41(1); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF203S. 44(3A) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 3.4.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 133(3), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 2, Sch. para. 32Textual AmendmentsF204Words substituted by Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2, SIF 40:1), s. 177(1), Sch. 4 para. 12Textual AmendmentsF205S. 46 substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 43(1); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(a), Sch. Pt. IF206Words in s. 46(3) substituted (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 70, 138(2), Sch. 2 Pt. II para. 15(a); S.I. 2003/708, art. 2(k)F207Words in s. 46(3) inserted (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 70, 138(2), Sch. 2 Pt. II para. 15(b); S.I. 2003/708, art. 2(k)C39S. 46 extended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(4); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. I; S. 46: power of seizure extended (1.4.2003)C40S. 46(3) modified (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 63, 138(2); S.I. 2003/708, art. 2(a)Textual AmendmentsF208S. 48(1A) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(10)(a); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F209Words in s. 48(2) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(10)(b); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F210S. 48(4) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(10)(c); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)Textual AmendmentsF211Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(3)Textual AmendmentsF212S. 50 repealed: (E.W.) by Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60, SIF 95), s. 121(1), Sch. 7 Pt. 1; and (S.) (25.1.2018) by Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 1), s. 117(2), sch. 2 para. 6; S.S.I. 2017/345, art. 3, sch.Provided that no such proceedings shall be instituted in England after the expiration of six months after the commission of the offence unless they are instituted by, or by the direction of, the Director of Public Prosecutions. Textual AmendmentsF213Words substituted by Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43, SIF 82), s. 154, Sch. 7 para. 72F214Words substituted by virtue of Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21), s. 460(1)(b)C41S. 51(4) applied by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(5)C42S. 51(4) extended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(4); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IC43S. 51(4) applied with modifications (6.4.2007) by 2006 c. 38, ss. 50(3)(b), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(h)(ii)M71975 c. 21. Textual AmendmentsF215S. 51A inserted (22.1.2004) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 287, 336; S.I. 2004/81, art. 3F216S. 51A(1)-(3) repealed (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 29 (with ss. 413(4), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F217Words in s. 51A(1) substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 16(2)(a) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F218Words in s. 51A(1)(a) inserted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 16(2)(b) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F219Word in s. 51A(1)(a)(i) repealed (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(n)(i)F220Word in s. 51A(1)(a)(ii) substituted (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 30(2)(a)(5), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(d)F221S. 51A(1)(a)(iii) inserted (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 30(2)(b)(5), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(d)F222S. 51A(1A) inserted (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 30(3)(5), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(d)F223S. 51A(1A)(za) inserted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(6), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F224Words in s. 51A(4) repealed (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 29 (with ss. 413(4), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F225S. 51A(4)(a) repealed (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 28 (with ss. 413(4)(5), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F226S. 51A(4)(b) repealed (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 29 (with ss. 413(4), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F227Words in s. 51A(5) repealed (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 29 (with ss. 413(4), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F228S. 51A(5)(a) repealed (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 28 (with ss. 413(4)(5), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F229S. 51A(5)(b) repealed (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 29 (with ss. 413(4), 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F230S. 51A(6) inserted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 16(3) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2C44S. 51A applied in part (with modifications) (28.3.2009 for specified purposes, 31.10.2009 in so far as not already in force) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 227, 383(2) (with s. 385); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3(a)(b) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4C45S. 51A applied in part (with modifications) (prosp.) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 227, 383 (with s. 385)C46S. 51A modified in part (1.12.2020 immediately before the consolidation date (see 2020 c. 9, ss. 3, 5(2)(3) and 2020 c. 17, ss. 2, 416)) by Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020 (c. 9), ss. 1, 5(2)(3) (with Sch. 1 paras. 32, 33); S.I. 2012/1236, reg. 2C47S. 51A(1)(b): power to modify conferred (22.1.2004) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 291(1)(a), 336; S.I. 2004/81, art. 3C48S. 51A(4)(a) modified (E.W.) (28.5.2007) by The Firearms (Sentencing) (Transitory Provisions) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/1324), art. 2Textual AmendmentsF231Words repealed by Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33, SIF 39:1), ss. 123(6). 170(2), Sch. 8 para. 16, Sch. 16F232Words in s. 52(1)(a) repealed (prosp.) by virtue of 2000 c. 43, ss. 75, 80, Sch. 8F233Words in s. 52(1)(a) inserted (1.3.1998) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(2), Sch. 10 para. 24(3); S.I. 1998/277, art. 3(2)F234S. 52(1): words “detention and training order” substituted for “secure training order” (E.W.) (1.4.2000) by 1998 c. 37, s. 119, Sch. 8 para. 15; S.I. 1999/3426, art. 3(b)F235Words in s. 52(1)(c) substituted (4.4.2005) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 304, 336(3), Sch. 32 para. 13(2); S.I. 2005/950, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 para. 42(7) (subject to art. 2(2), Sch. 2)F236S. 52(1ZA)(1ZB) inserted (10.4.2017) by The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/452), arts. 1(2), 3F237S. 52(1A) inserted (4.4.2005) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 304, 336(3), Sch. 32 para. 13(3); S.I. 2005/950, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 para. 42(7) (subject to art. 2(2), Sch. 2)F238Words in s. 52(1A)(a) substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 17(a) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F239Words in s. 52(1A)(a) inserted (30.11.2009) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), s. 153(7), Sch. 4 para. 7 (with Sch. 27 paras. 1, 5); S.I. 2009/3074, art. 2(p)(iii)F240Words in s. 52(1A)(a) substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 24 para. 17(b) (with Sch. 24 para. 447, Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2F241S. 52(1A)(b) substituted (1.2.2011) by Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13), s. 206(1), sch. 2 para. 30(3); S.S.I. 2010/413, art. 2, sch. (with art. 3(1))F242S. 52(5) inserted (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 ( c. 38), ss. {50(5)}, 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(h)(i)C49S. 52 applied by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(5)C50S. 52 applied with modifications (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 50(3)(c), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(h)(ii)C51S. 52 extended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(4); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF243S. 53(1): s. 53 renumbered as s. 53(1) (16.5.2019) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 61(3)(a), 70(5)(l)F244S. 53(2) inserted (16.5.2019) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 61(3)(b), 70(5)(l)C52Ss. 53–56 amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(6)C53S. 53 extended (1.7.1997) bt 1997 c. 5, s. 50(5); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. I“foreign force” means any of the naval, military or air forces of a country other than the United Kingdom; and “service premises” means premises, including any ship or aircraft, used for any purpose of any of the naval, military or air forces of Her Majesty.]] Textual AmendmentsF245Words in s. 54(1) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 10; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF246Words in s. 54(2)(b) substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 11; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF247S. 54(3) substituted (1.10.1994) by 1994 c. 29, s. 42; S.I. 1994/2025, art. 5(2)(g)F248S. 54(3)(b) substituted (16.1.2012) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), s. 157(1), Sch. 16 para. 90; S.I. 2011/3019, art. 3, Sch. 1F249S. 54(3)(c) and preceding word omitted (7.10.2013) by virtue of Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(2), Sch. 8 para. 19; S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(v)F250S. 54(3)(ba) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 15.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 39(2)(a), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/1139, reg. 2(e) (as amended by S.I. 2017/1162, reg. 2)F251S. 54(3)(d) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/602), art. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(3)F252S. 54(3)(e)(f) and word inserted (13.5.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 112(1), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 3, Sch. para. 8F253S. 54(3)(g) and word inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 15.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 39(2)(b), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/1139, reg. 2(e) (as amended by S.I. 2017/1162, reg. 2)F254S. 54(3A)(3B) repealed (13.5.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 112(2)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 3, Sch. para. 8F255S. 54(3AA) inserted (1.4.2005) by Energy Act 2004 (c. 20), ss. 69, 198(2), Sch. 14 para. 3, S.I. 2005/877, {art. 2(1)}, Sch. 1F256S. 54(4)-(6) added (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 46, s. 28(1); S.I. 1997/304, art. 2F257Words in s. 54(5)(b) repealed (1.10.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(2), Sch. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(c)F258Words in s. 54(5)(b) substituted (1.10.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(c), Sch. Pt. IIC54Ss. 53–56 amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(6)C55S. 54 extended with modification by Atomic Energy Authority (Special Constables) Act 1976 (c. 23), s. 1C56S. 54 extended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(5); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IC57S. 54 amended (1.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 73, 120(1), Sch. 5 para. 4(1)(a)(2)(b); S.I. 2004/1572, art. 3(ddd)(jjj)C58S. 54(3) extended (which shall come into force on the date notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 7(2) (as amended (on the date notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes) by 2001/1544, arts. 1(2), 3(2))Modifications etc. (not altering text)C59Ss. 53–56 amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(6)C60S. 55 extended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(5); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF259S. 55A inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 3.4.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 133(2), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 2, Sch. para. 32Textual AmendmentsF260S. 56 substituted (1.4.2011) by Firearms (Electronic Communications) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/713), arts. 1(1), 2(4)“acquire” means hire, accept as a gift or borrow and “acquisition” shall be construed accordingly; “air weapon” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3)(b) of this Act; F268... “area” means a police area; F269... [F270“British Transport Police Force” means the constables appointed under section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949;] “certificate” (except in a context relating to the registration of firearms dealers) and “certificate under this Act” mean a firearm certificate or a shot gun certificate and— “firearm certificate” means a certificate granted by a chief officer of police under this Act in respect of any firearm or ammunition to which section 1 of this Act applies and includes a certificate granted in Northern Ireland under section 1 of the M8Firearms Act 1920 or under an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland amending or substituted for that section; and “shot gun certificate” means a certificate granted by a chief officer of police under this Act and authorising a person to possess shot guns; [F271“civilian officer” means— as respects England and Wales— a person employed by a chief constable established under section 2 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, a person employed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, or a person employed by the Corporation of the City of London who is under the direction and control of the Commissioner of Police for the City of London; as respects Scotland, a [F272member of police staff within the meaning of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012] ;] F273... M9[“European weapons directive” means the directive of the Council of the European Communities No.91/477/EEC (directive on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons);] “firearms dealer” means a person who, by way of trade or business, [F274manufactures, sells, transfers, repairs, tests or proves firearms or ammunition to which section 1 of this Act applies orshot guns; or [F275sells or transfers] [F275manufactures, sells, transfers, repairs or tests] air weapons.] “imitation firearm” means any thing which has the appearance of being a firearm (other than such a weapon as is mentioned in section 5(1)(b) of this Act) whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile; [F276“member of a police force” means— as respects England and Wales, a constable who is a member of a police force or a special constable appointed under section 27 of the Police Act 1996; as respects Scotland, a constable within the meaning of section 99 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (2012 asp 8); “member of the British Transport Police Force” includes a special constable appointed under section 25 of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003;] F277. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “premises” includes any land; “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made by the Secretary of State under section 53 of this Act; “prohibited weapon” and “prohibited ammunition” have the meanings assigned to them by section 5(2) of this Act; “public place” includes any [F278highway][F278road within the meaning of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984)] and any other premises or place to which at the material time the public have or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise; “registered”, in relation to a firearms dealer, means registered either— in Great Britain, under section 33 of this Act, or M10in Northern Ireland, under section 8 of the Firearms Act 1920 or any enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland amending or substituted for that section, [F279“rifle”includes carbine;] “shot gun” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3)(a) of this Act and, in sections 3(1) and 45(2) of this Act and in the definition of “firearms dealer”, includes any component part of a shot gun and any accessory to a shot gun designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the gun; “slaughtering instrument” means a firearm which is specially designed or adapted for the instantaneous slaughter of animals or for the instantaneous stunning of animals with a view to slaughtering them; and “transfer” includes let on hire, give, lend and part with possession, and “transferee” and “transferor” shall be construed accordingly. Textual AmendmentsF261Words in s. 57(1) substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 125(2), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(b)F262S. 57(1A) repealed (1.2.1998) by 1997 c. 64, s. 2(7), Sch.; S.I. 1997/3114, art. 4, Sch. Pt. IIF263S. 57(1B)(1C) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 125(3), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(b)F264S. 57(1D) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 125(4), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(b)F265Ss. 57(2A)(2B) inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(2)F266Words in s. 57(3) substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(8)(a); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F267Words in s. 57(3) substituted (10.2.2011) by Crime and Security Act 2010 (c. 17), ss. 46(3), 59(1); S.I. 2011/144, art. 2F268Words in s. 57(4) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(11)(a)(i); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F269Words in s. 57(4) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(11)(a)(ii); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F270Definition of “British Transport Police Force” in s. 57(4) inserted (14.12.2001) by 2001 c. 24, s. 101, Sch. 7 para. 10F271Words in s. 57(4) substituted (S.) (16.1.2012) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), s. 157(1), Sch. 16 para. 91; S.I. 2011/3019, art. 3, Sch. 1 (with Sch. 2 para. 22)F272Words in s. 57(4) substituted (S.) (1.4.2013) by The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/602), art. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(4)F273Words in s. 57(4) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(11)(a)(iii); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F274S. 57(4): words in definition of "firearms dealer" substituted (6.4.2007 for certain purposes and 1.10.2007 otherwise) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 31(3), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(e); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 4(a)F275Words in s. 57(4) substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(8)(b); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F276Words in s. 57(4) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 15.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 39(3), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/1139, reg. 2(e) (as amended by S.I. 2017/1162, reg. 2)F277Definition of “indictable offence” repealed by Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45), Sch. 13F278Words “road (within the meaning of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984)” substituted (S.) for “highway” by Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54, SIF 108), s. 156(1), Sch. 9 para. 62F279Words inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(3)F280S. 57(4A) omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(11)(b); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)C61S. 57 amended (1.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 73, 120(1), Sch. 5 para. 4(1)(a)(2)(b); S.I. 2004/1572, art. 3(ddd)(jjj)M81920 c. 43. M9OJ No. L256, 13.9.91, p.51. M101920 c. 43. Textual AmendmentsF281S. 57A inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 125(5), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(b)Textual AmendmentsF282S. 57B inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 125(6), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(b)Textual AmendmentsF283Words in s. 58(2) substituted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 110(2), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(c)F284Words in s. 58(2)(a) substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 22.3.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 126(3)(a), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2021/282, reg. 2 (with regs. 3, 4)F285Words in s. 58(2)(b) substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 22.3.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 126(3)(b), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2021/282, reg. 2 (with regs. 3, 4)F286S. 58(2A)-(2H) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 22.3.2021 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 126(2), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2021/282, reg. 2 (with regs. 3, 4)C62S. 58 amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 25(6)C63S. 58 applied with modifications (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 50(3)(d), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(h)(ii)C64S. 58 extended (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 50(5); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IM111868 c. cxiii. Modifications etc. (not altering text)C65The text of s. 59(1) and Sch. 7 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.M121937 c. 12. M131937 c. 12. M141889 c. 63. Textual AmendmentsF287Para. 1 substituted by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), s. 11(7)M151971 c. 48. sections 20 to 22 (inflicting bodily injury; garrotting; criminal use of stupefying drugs); section 30 (laying explosive to building etc. ); section 32 (endangering railway passengers by tampering with track); section 38 (assault with intent to commit felony or resist arrest); section 47 (criminal assaults); . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F288 Textual AmendmentsF288Words repealed by Child Abduction Act 1984 (c. 37, SIF 39:4), s. 11(5)(c)M161861 c. 100. Textual AmendmentsF289Sch. 1 para. 2A inserted by Child Abduction Act 1984 (c. 37, SIF 39:4), s. 11(2)Textual AmendmentsF290Sch. 1 para. 3 repealed (E.W.) by Criminal Attempts Act 1981 (c. 47, SIF 39:1), s. 10, Sch. Pt. IITextual AmendmentsF291Para. 4 substituted by Theft Act 1968 (c.60) Sch. 2 Pt. IIIF292Word in Sch. 1 para. 4 inserted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 8(a); S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 Appendix AM171968 c. 60. Textual AmendmentsF293Words in Sch. 1 para. 5 substituted (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 16, ss. 103, 104(1), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 16F294Words in Sch. 1 para. 5 substituted (1.4.2013) by The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/602), art. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(5)Textual AmendmentsF295Sch. 1 paras. 5A, 5B inserted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 8(b); S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 Appendix ATextual AmendmentsF296Sch. 1 paras. 5A, 5B inserted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 8(b); S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 Appendix AProspectiveTextual AmendmentsF297Sch. 1 para. 5C inserted (prosp.) by 1999 c. 33, ss. 169(1), 170(4), Sch. 14 paras. 34, 35Textual AmendmentsF298Sch. 1 para. 6 substituted (1.5.2004) by Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42), s. 139, Sch. 6 para. 16; S.I. 2004/874, art. 2Textual AmendmentsF299Sch. 1 para. 6A inserted (20.3.2015) by Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (c. 2), s. 95(1), Sch. 10 para. 30(2); S.I. 2015/778, art. 2(1)(d)Textual AmendmentsF300Para. 7 repealed by Theft Act 1968 (c. 60), Sch. 2 Pt. IIITextual AmendmentsF301Words substituted by Theft Act 1968 (c. 60), Sch. 2 Pt. IIIF302Word in Sch. 1 para. 8 substituted (20.3.2015) by Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (c. 2), s. 95(1), Sch. 10 para. 30(3); S.I. 2015/778, art. 2(1)(d)Textual AmendmentsF303Words repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF304Sch. 2 para. 13A substituted (S.) for paras. 14 and 15 by Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45, SIF 81:2), s. 137(2), Sch. 3 para. 2ProspectiveTextual AmendmentsF305Sch. 2 para. 13B inserted (prosp.) by 1999 c. 33, ss. 169(1), 170(4), Sch. 14 paras. 34, 36Textual AmendmentsF306Sch. 2 para. 13A substituted (S.) for paras. 14 and 15 by Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45, SIF 81:2), s. 137(2), Sch. 3 para. 2M181824 c. 83. M191871 c. 112. Marginal CitationsM201871 c. 112. Marginal CitationsM211883 c. 3. Textual AmendmentsF307Para. 17 substituted by Road Traffic Act 1972 (c. 20), Sch. 7M221972 c. 20. Textual AmendmentsF308Words in Sch. 2 para. 18 substituted (1.4.2013) by The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/602), art. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(6)Textual AmendmentsF309Words substituted by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), s. 56(2), Sch. 9 Pt. IITextual AmendmentsF310Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 1 repealed by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 11 Pt. IVTextual AmendmentsF311Words substituted by virtue of Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 8 Pt. I para. 2Textual AmendmentsF312Words substituted by virtue of Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 8 Pt. I para. 2Textual AmendmentsF313Words substituted by virtue of Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 8 Pt. I para. 2F314Words substituted by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), s. 56(2), Sch. 9 Pt. IIProvided that the chief officer of police shall not under this paragraph be ordered to pay the costs of the applicant. Textual AmendmentsF315Sch. 4: Pt. 1 heading inserted (1.10.2007) by The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2007 (S.I. 2007/2605), rule 2(2)Textual AmendmentsF316Words in Sch. 4 Pt. 1 inserted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(9)(a); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)Editorial InformationX1The insertion of the new Pt. 2 in Sch. 4 on 1.10.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.Editorial InformationX2The insertion of the new Pt. 2 in Sch. 4 on 1.10.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.Editorial InformationX3The insertion of the new Pt. 2 in Sch. 4 on 1.10.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.Editorial InformationX4The insertion of the new Pt. 2 in Sch. 4 on 1.10.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.F317Sch. 4 para. 4 substituted by S.I. 1998/1941, rule 10(5)Editorial InformationX5The insertion of the new Pt. 2 in Sch. 4 on 1.10.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.Textual AmendmentsF318Sch. 4 Pt. 2 inserted (1.10.2007) by The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2007 (S.I. 2007/2605), rule 2(3)F319Sch. 4 Pt. 2 heading substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(9)(c); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)Textual AmendmentsF320 Sch. 4 Pt. 2 Note substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(9)(b); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)Textual AmendmentsF321Sch. 4 Pt. 3 inserted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(9)(d); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)Textual AmendmentsF322Column repealed by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 11 Pt. IVF323Words in Sch. 5 Pt. I para. 1 substituted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 12; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IC66Sch. 5 Pt. I para. 1 extended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s.12(5)Textual AmendmentsF324Words substituted by Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), s. 56(2), Sch. 9 Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF325Words substituted by virtue of Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 8 Pt. I para. 2C67Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 1–5 extended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 12(5)Modifications etc. (not altering text)C68Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 1–5 extended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 12(5)Textual AmendmentsF326Words substituted by virtue of Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 8 Pt. I para. 2C69Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 1–5 extended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 12(5)Textual AmendmentsF327Words substituted by virtue of Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), Sch. 8 Pt. I para. 2F328Words repealed by S.I. 1971/1292, Sch. 3C70Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 1–5 extended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 12(5)Modifications etc. (not altering text)C71Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 1–5 extended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 12(5)Textual AmendmentsF329Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 6, 8 repealed by S.I. 1971/1292, Sch. 3Textual AmendmentsF330Sch. 5 Pt. II paras. 6, 8 repealed by S.I. 1971/1292, Sch. 3Textual AmendmentsF331Sch. 5 Pt. III inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 41(2); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IModifications etc. (not altering text)C72Sch. 6 Pt. I modified (1.11.1968) by S.I. 1968/1200, art. 3(a) Summary (b) On indictment 6 months or a fine of the statutory maximum, or both. 10 years or a fine or both. (a) Summary (b) On indictment 6 months or a fine of the statutory maximum, or both. 10 years or a fine, or both.] Textual AmendmentsF332Words substituted by Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71), ss. 28(1)(5), 66(7)(a)F333Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 1(1) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F334Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 1(1) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F335Words substituted by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38, 46 and (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289GF336Words substituted by Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33, SIF 39:1), ss. 44(2)(4), 123(6), Sch. 8 para. 16F337Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 2(1) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F338Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 3(1) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F339Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 3(2) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F340Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 3(3) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F341Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 3(5) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F342Words substituted by Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71), ss. 28(1)(4), 66(7)(a)F343Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 inserted (10.4.2017) by The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/452), arts. 1(2), 2(3)F344Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 4(1)(3) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F345Sch. 6 Pt. 1: entries relating to s. 5(1)(1A) substituted (22.1.2004) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), ss. 288, 336; S.I. 2004/81, art. 3(2)(b)F346Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 inserted (16.5.2019) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(7)(a), 70(5)(g)F347Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(7)(a), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F348Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(7)(b), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F349Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(7)(c), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F350Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I omitted (14.7.2014) by virtue of Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(7)(d), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F351Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I inserted (14.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 108(8), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/949, art. 6(a)F352Words substituted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 23(7)F353Words substituted by Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71), ss. 28(1)(2), 66(7)(a)F354Words repealed by Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71), ss. 28(6), 66(7)(a), Sch. 6 Pt. IIF355Sch. 6 Pt. I: entry relating to s. 16A inserted (21.9.1994) by 1994 c. 31, ss. 1(2), 4(2) (with s. 4(3))F356Words substituted by Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33, SIF 39:1), ss. 44(3)(4), 123(6), Sch. 8 para. 16F357Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 2 of entry relating to s. 19 substituted (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (2003 c. 38), ss. 37(2)(a), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(i)F358Sch. 6 Pt. I: words inserted (6.4.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 30(4), 66(2); S.I. 2007/858, art. 2(d)F359Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 substituted (14.7.2021) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(7)(b), 70(1); S.I. 2021/819, reg. 2(f)F360Sch. 6 Pt I: words omitted (1.10.2007) by virtue Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 41(1)(a), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2518, art. 2F361Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 3 of entry relating to s. 19 substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), ss. 157(3)(9), 172(2), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F362Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in entry relating to s. 20(1) inserted (21.9.1994) by 1994 c. 31, ss. 2(3)(a), 4(2) (with s. 4(3))F363Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 substituted (14.7.2021) by Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (c. 17), ss. 54(7)(c), 70(1); S.I. 2021/819, reg. 2(f)F364Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 20(1) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F365Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in entry relating to s. 20(2) inserted (21.9.1994) by 1994 c. 31, ss. 2(3)(b), 4(2) (with s. 4(3))F366Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 21(4) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F367Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in column 4 of entry relating to s. 21(5) substituted (3.2.1995) by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33), s. 157(3)(9), Sch. 8 Pt. III; S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1F368Sch 6 Pt I: entry inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 34(4), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F369Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(10)(a)(i); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F370Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I substituted (28.7.2010) by Firearms (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1759), regs. 1(2), 2(7)(a)F371Sch. 6 Pt. I: the entry relating to s. 22(1A) inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 4(4).F372Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 repealed (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(10)(a)(ii); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F373Sch. 6 Pt. I: words in entry substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 33(6)(b), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(c)F374Sch. 6 Pt. I: entry relating to s. 22(5) repealed (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss.38(5)(b), 92, 93, Sch. 3; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(ii)(g)(ii)(a)F375Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 repealed (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(10)(a)(iii); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F376Sch. 6 Pt I: words in entry substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 34(5), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F377Sch. 6 Pt I: entry repealed (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/2180, art. 4(f)(i)F378Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I substituted (28.7.2010) by Firearms (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1759), regs. 1(2), 2(7)(b)F379Sch. 6 Pt. I: word in entry substituted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 33(6)(d), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(c)F380Words in Sch. 6 Pt. I inserted (10.2.2011) by Crime and Security Act 2010 (c. 17), ss. 46(4), 59(1); S.I. 2011/144, art. 2F381Sch. 6 Pt I: entry inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 40(2), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(i)F382Sch. 6 Pt. I: words "Section 28A(7)" substituted for the words "Section 26(5)" (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 4(2); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF383Sch. 6 Pt. I: words "Section 30D(3)" substituted for words "Section 30(4)" (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 2 para. 14; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. IF384Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 1 omitted (31.12.2020) by virtue of The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/742), regs. 1, 59(12); 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)F385Words inserted by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c. 45, SIF 51:1), s. 14(1)F386Sch. 6 Pt. I: entry relating to s. 42 repealed (1.10.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 52(1), Sch. 3; S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(c), Sch. Pt. IIF387Sch. 6 Pt. I: the entry relating to s. 42A inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2823, reg. 6(3).F388Sch. 6 Pt. I: entry relating to s. 46 inserted (1.7.1997) by 1997 c. 5, s. 43(3); S.I. 1997/1535, art. 3(b), Sch. Pt. ITextual AmendmentsF389Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 1 repealed by Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 62, SIF 39:1), s. 83(3), Sch. 8Textual AmendmentsF390Para. 3 substituted by Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45), Sch. 12F391Sch. 6 para. 3 repealed (18.6.2012 for specified purposes, 5.11.2012 for specified purposes, 28.5.2013 for specified purposes) by Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), s. 336(3)(4), Sch. 3 para. 45, Sch. 37 Pt. 4; S.I. 2012/1320, art. 4(1)(c)(d)(2)(3) (with art. 5) (see S.I. 2012/2574, art. 4(2) and S.I. 2013/1103, art. 4); S.I. 2012/2574, art. 2(2)(3)(c)(d), Sch. (with arts. 3 4) (as amended (4.11.2012) by S.I. 2012/2761, art. 2) (with S.I. 2013/1103, art. 4); S.I. 2013/1103, art. 2(1)(c)(d)(2)(3) (with arts. 3 4)F392Words substituted by Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43, SIF 82), s. 154, Sch. 7 para. 73(a)F393Words substituted by Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43, SIF 82), s. 154, Sch. 7 para. 73(b>)F394Words substituted by Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43, SIF 82), s. 154, Sch. 7 para. 73(c)C73Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 3(1) extended (E.W.) by Criminal Attempts Act 1981 (c. 47, SIF 39:1), s. 7(2)Textual AmendmentsF395Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 2 para. 7 inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), s. 34(6)(a), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F396Words in Sch. 6 para. 7 substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(10)(b)(i); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F397Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 2 para. 7 substituted (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss.38(6)(a), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(ii)F398Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 2 para. 7 repealed (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), s. 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/2180, art. 4(f)(i)F399Words in Sch. 6 para. 7 substituted (10.2.2011) by Crime and Security Act 2010 (c. 17), ss. 46(5), 59(1); S.I. 2011/144, art. 2Textual AmendmentsF400Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 2 para. 8 inserted (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 34(6)(b), 66(2); S.I. 2007/2180, art. 3(d)F401Words in Sch. 6 para. 8 substituted (S.) (31.12.2016) by Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 10), s. 88(2), sch. 2 para. 1(10)(b)(ii); S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(c)F402Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 2 para. 8 substituted (20.1.2004) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 38(6)(b), 93; S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(c)(ii)F403Words in Sch. 6 Pt. 2 para. 8 repealed (1.10.2007) by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38), ss. 65, 66(2), Sch. 5; S.I. 2007/2180, art. 4(f)(i)F404Words in Sch. 6 para. 8 substituted (10.2.2011) by Crime and Security Act 2010 (c. 17), ss. 46(5), 59(1); S.I. 2011/144, art. 2Modifications etc. (not altering text)C74The text of s. 59(1) and Sch. 7 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

Violent Britain: Police chiefs call for new laws to stop criminals buying guns

Many of the blank-firing guns come from mainland Europe, detectives said, and officers are trying to “block off those routes where we possibly can”.Met Commander Dave McLaren said: “This is an emerging trend and we are constantly looking at new powers and legislation that might support us in this fight against gun crime.

Two Oldham men get 20 years for converting blank-firing guns into deadly pistols

This came after they had both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell or transfer firearms and ammunition and conspiracy to convert imitation firearms into prohibited weapons.