Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990
Reckless discharge of firearm.
8.—A person who discharges a firearm being reckless as to whether any person will be injured or not, shall be guilty of an offence, whether any such injury is caused or not, and shall be liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F5[€5,000] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding F5[7 years] or to both.
Substituted (1.08.2006) by Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (12/1990), s. 8A as inserted by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 64 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 390 of 2006. A fine of €5,000 translates into a class A fine, not greater than €5,000, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(3) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.
Offences under section designated serious offences (4.09.1998) by Bail Act 1997 (16/1997), s. 1 and sch. paras. 16(b), 29 and 30, S.I. No. 315 of 1998; as substituted (18.05.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007), s. 17(b), S.I. No. 236 of 2007.