Citation(s) from the literature library

Falkland Islands. 2009 ‘Restrictions on Discharge of Firearms.’ Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance No. 4 of 1987, as Amended 2009; Title 23.2 (Section 25), pp. 12-13. Stanley: Falkland Islands Government. 1 October

Relevant contents

25. Restrictions on discharge of firearms

(1) No person shall discharge or without reasonable excuse possess

(a) any firearm in a public place;
(b) any firearm on Stanley Common, that is to say land outside Stanley to the east of a line drawn from Moody Brook Bridge to the Stone Corral, thence to the estuary of Mullet Creek Stream; or
(c) any firearm in any other place specified in any regulations made by the Governor as a place to which this subsection shall apply, and whether by reference to a map or plan or otherwise.

Provided that this subsection shall not apply to

(i) any member of Her Majesty's Forces, the Police Force or the Falkland Islands Defence Force acting in the course of his duties; or
(ii) any person participating in organized practice or competition at a rifle, small bore rifle, pistol or shotgun range approved by the chief police officer;
(iii) any person or class of persons granted exemption by the Governor by order; or
(iv) any place which would otherwise fall within paragraph (b) or (c) of this subsection and which is specified for the purpose of this subparagraph by order made by the Governor in Council, but an exemption under this subparagraph may be limited so as to apply only in relation to specified persons or in relation to specified purposes or to specified persons discharging a firearm for specified purposes or to the discharge of any firearm of a specified type, make or description.

(2) Any person who contravenes any provision of this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding £500 or to both such imprisonment and fine.

ID: Q9050

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