Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990

F12 [ Restrictions on import, manufacture and sale of realistic imitation firearms.

9D

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Section inserted by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (28/2009), s. 40, not commenced as of 31.10.2012.

F12 [ 9D. (1) On and after the date of commencement of section 40 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 it is an offence for any person to import, manufacture, sell, repair, test, expose for sale, or have in his possession for sale, repair or test by way of trade or business, any realistic imitation firearm unless such person is registered in the register of dealers in realistic imitation firearms.

(2) On and after the date of commencement of section 40 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 it is an offence for a person to sell a realistic imitation firearm to a person under the age of 16 years.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable:

( a ) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or both, or

( b ) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both. ]