Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
UK. 1968 ‘Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Minors.’ Firearms Act 1968, Revised Statute 2008; Part 1 (Chapter 27). London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office / HMSO. 30 May
22 Acquisition and possession of firearms by minors
(1) It is an offence —
(a) for a person under the age of eighteen to purchase or hire an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon;
(b) for a person under the age of seventeen to purchase or hire a firearm or ammunition of any other description.
(1A) Where a person under the age of eighteen is entitled, as the holder of a certificate under this Act, to have a firearm in his possession, it is an offence for that person to use that firearm for a purpose not authorised by the European weapons directive.
(2) It is an offence for a person under the age of fourteen to have in his possession any firearm or ammunition to which section 1 of this Act or section 15 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 applies, except in circumstances where under section 11(1), (3) or (4) of this Act he is entitled to have possession of it without holding a firearm certificate.
(3) It is an offence for a person under the age of fifteen to have with him an assembled shot gun except while under the supervision of a person of or over the age of twenty-one, or while the shot gun is so covered with a securely fastened gun cover that it cannot be fired.