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Pitcairn. 2003 ‘Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Young Persons.’ Local Government (Firearms Control) Regulations; Section 19 (Part II). Pitcairn: Island Council of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands. 28 March

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Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Young Persons

Section 19

(1) It shall be an offence for a person under the age of sixteen years to purchase or hire any firearm or ammunition.

(2) It shall be an offence for a person under the age of sixteen years to have in his or her possession any firearm or ammunition to which regulation 4 applies, except in circumstances where under regulation 12(1) or (3) he or she is entitled to have possession of it without holding a firearm certificate.

(3) It shall be an offence for a person under the age of sixteen years to have with him or her an assembled shot gun, except while under the supervision of another person of not less than twenty-one years, or while the shot gun is so covered with a securely fastened gun cover that it cannot be fired.

(4) Subject to sub-regulations (5) and (6), it shall be an offence for a person under the age of sixteen years to have with him or her an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon in a public place, except an air gun or air rifle which is so covered with a securely fastened gun cover that it cannot be fired.

(5) It shall not be an offence under sub-regulation (4) for a person to have with him or her an air weapon or ammunition while he or she is under the supervision of another person of not less than twenty-one years:

Provided that where a person has with him or her an air weapon on any premises in circumstances where he or she would be prohibited from having it save for the provisions of this sub-regulation, it shall be an offence --
(a) for him or her to use it for firing any missile beyond those premises; or
(b) for the person under whose supervision he or she is to allow him or her so to use it.

(6) It shall not be an offence under sub-regulation (4) for a person to have with him or her an air weapon or ammunition at a time when being a member of any rifle, pistol or shooting club approved pursuant to regulation 12(3), he or she is engaged as such a member in or in connection with target practice.

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