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All users of gunmart.net/gunmart.co.uk are required to comply with the appropriate legal legislation relating to the use, sale and/or ownership of shotguns, firearms, airguns and any other prohibited weapons which applies in their country of domicile.
In the United Kingdom the following is noted, however, this is not meant to be complete or a thorough review of the legislation, it is the user's responsibility to obtain this and understand the implications thereof:
UK Firearms legislation (Firearms Acts1968-2006), makes it an offence for the seller, and the prospective purchaser, not to be in possession of the required certification before the transfer of any firearm is carried out.
In these Acts, the expression "firearm" means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged.
"Transfer" includes let on hire, give, lend and part with possession, and "transferee" and "transferor" shall be construed accordingly.
If either the vendor or purchaser of a firearm is in any doubt as to their legal responsibilities they should consult with their local Firearms Licensing Department before undertaking any purchase or sale.
In the case of a shotgun: If the purchaser, or the seller, is not a Registered Firearms Dealer, a valid UK Shotgun Certificate for both the purchaser and the seller. The final transfer must be 'face to face'.
In the case of a Section 1 firearm (a sporting rifle, a multi-shot or short barrelled shotgun or an air rifle with a muzzle energy in excess of 12 ft lbs.). If the purchaser, or the seller, is not a Registered Firearms Dealer, a valid UK Firearms Certificate for both the purchaser and the seller. The final transfer must be 'face to face'.
In the case of an airgun: If the airgun is not declared 'Specially Dangerous' (i.e. if the muzzle energy does not, in the case of an air pistol, exceed 6 ft lbs or, in the case of an airgun or air rifle, 12 ft lbs.), then no certification is required. In the case of a private sale both the vendor and the purchaser must be at least 18 years old. In the case of an RFD, selling by way of trade or business, the RFD must not sell to anyone less than 18 years old and the final transfer must be 'face-to-face'.
Section 5. In the UK, a person commits an offence if, without the authority of the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers (by virtue of provision made under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998), he has in his possession, or purchases or acquires, or manufactures, sells or transfers
On October 1st 2007, Sections 36, 37 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (realistic imitation firearms and imitation firearms), came into force.
Section 36 makes it an offence to: Manufacture a realistic imitation firearm. Modify an imitation firearm so it becomes a realistic imitation firearm. Bring a realistic imitation firearm in to Great Britain or cause one to be brought in to Great Britain. A realistic imitation firearm is one which, for all intents and purposes, is indistinguishable from a real firearm. (A de-activated firearm is not a realistic imitation firearm, neither is an antique imitation). An imitation firearm that is not a realistic imitation firearm may be sold, manufactured, imported, etc. if it meets certain criteria, including principal colour, shape and size.
The colours are:
Bright purple, or
Any imitation firearm that has dimensions which are less than 38 mm in height and 70 mm. in length will not be regarded as being realistic.
Section 37 of the Act allows for certain exemptions from the requirements of the Act (as do certain Regulations which allow for a defence).
Certain bodies will be permitted to purchase realistic imitation firearms from sellers for specific activities, which will include:
The purposes of a museum or gallery, use at theatrical performances, and in rehearsals, use in television production, use in film production and use in the organisation and holding of historical re-enactments.
Further defences will apply for the activity of airsoft 'skirmishing', where the organisers are in possession of public liability insurance.
It will be an offence for a person under the age of 18 to purchase an imitation firearm and it will be an offence to sell an imitation firearm to a person under the age of 18.
The possession of realistic imitation firearms and imitation firearms will not be affected by the VCR Act.
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