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Falkland Islands. 2009 ‘Restrictions on Possession by Young Persons.’ Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance No. 4 of 1987, as Amended 2009; Title 23.2 (Section 18), pp. 10-11. Stanley: Falkland Islands Government. 1 October

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18. Restrictions on possession by young persons

(1) No person under the age of seventeen years shall possess or use any firearm other than an airgun, or any ammunition, and no person shall sell, transfer or otherwise part with the possession of any firearm other than an airgun, or any ammunition, to any person whom he knows or has reasonable grounds for believing to be under the age of seventeen years.

(2) It is unlawful for a person under the age of fourteen years to possess or use an airgun or to possess or use any ammunition for an airgun except in the presence and under the actual supervision of his parent or guardian or some other person of the age of twenty-one years or more who is bona fide in charge of him.

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) any person over the age of twelve years may not use a firearm for target practice provided he does so

(a) at a place approved by the chief police officer; and
(b) in the presence and under the supervision of an officer of an organisation which has been approved by the chief police officer.

(3A) In subsection (3)

"organisation" means the Falkland Islands Defence Force and any association, club or other body of persons; and

"officer" means a person over the age of twenty-one years approved for the purpose
(i) in the case of the Falkland Islands Defence Force by the officer commanding that Force; and
(ii) in any other case by the committee or other organ, however, described, responsible for the management of the association, club or other body.

(4) 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.

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