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Pitcairn. 2003 ‘Supplying Firearms to Young Persons.’ Local Government (Firearms Control) Regulations; Section 20 (Part II). Pitcairn: Island Council of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands. 28 March

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Supplying Firearms to Young Persons

20.—(1) It shall be an offence to sell or let on hire any firearm or ammunition to any person under the age of sixteen years.

(2) It shall be an offence —
(a) to transfer any firearm or ammunition to which regulation 4 applies to any person under the age of sixteen years; or
(b) to part with the possession of an air weapon or ammunition therefor to any person under that age, except in circumstances where that person is entitled to have possession thereof, without holding a firearm certificate, pursuant to section 12(1) or (3).

(3) It shall be an offence to transfer a shot gun or ammunition therefor to any person who is under the age of sixteen years.

(4) It shall be an offence —
(a) to transfer an air weapon or ammunition therefor to any person who is under the age of fourteen years; or
(b) to part with the possession of an air weapon or ammunition therefor to any person under that age, except where by virtue of regulation 19(5) or (6) that person is not prohibited from having it with him or her.

(5) In proceedings for an offence under any provision of the preceding sub-regulations, it shall be a defence to prove that the person charged with the offence believed the other person to be of or more than the age specified in that provision and that reasonable grounds existed for such belief.

ID: Q4949

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