Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009

33.

New section 4C of Principal Act.

33.— The Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following new section after section 4B (inserted by section 34 of Act of 2006):

“Prohibition of practical or dynamic shooting.

4C.— (1) It is an offence for a person to facilitate or engage in the use of a firearm for the purposes of practical or dynamic shooting.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the facilitation or engagement in the use of a firearm pursuant to an authorisation under section 2(5)( a) of this Act, where the muzzle energy of the firearm is less than 16 Joules.

(3) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, and

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or both.

(4) In this section “practical or dynamic shooting” means any form of activity in which firearms are used to simulate combat or combat training.”.