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Violent Crime Reduction Bill (VCR)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Andy, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    The following provisions of the 2006 Act shall come into force on 1st October 2007-

    (a) sections 21 and 22 (licence reviews);

    (b) section 32 (sales of air weapons by way of trade or business to be face to face);

    (c) section 33 (age limits for purchase etc. of air weapons);

    (d) section 34 (firing an air weapon beyond premises);

    (e) section 36 (manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms);

    (f) section 37 (specific defences applying to the offence under s.36);

    (g) section 38 (meaning of “realistic imitation firearm”);

    (h) section 39 (specification for imitation firearms);

    (i) section 40 (supplying imitation firearms to minors);

    (j) section 43(1) and (2) (sale etc. of knives and other weapons);

    (k) section 44 (sale etc. of crossbows);

    (l) section 47 (power to search persons in attendance centres for weapons); and

    (m) section 64 (expenses).

    The following provisions of the 2006 Act shall come into force on 1st October 2007 to the
    extent not already in force-

    (a) section 31 (prohibition on sale or transfer of air weapons except by registered dealers);



    Section 31: Which is the; "Prohibition on sale or transfer of air weapons except by registered dealers" ​

    This section makes it an offence for anyone to sell or transfer an air weapon by way of trade or business unless they are registered with the police as a firearms dealer under section 33 of the 1968 Act. The Commencement Order will bring into effect from 6 April only section 31(3) of the 2006 Act and only for the purposes of sections 33 to 39 and other specified parts of the 1968 Act in order to allow retailers to apply for registration and to enable the police to consider such applications. Police forces may wish to co-ordinate applications for registration and the entry of dealers in the register with the coming into force of the remainder of Section 31, which will be subject to another Commencement Order. Forces will be further advised when this has been made.


    On October 1st 2007, Sections 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39 & 40
    (which will affect the UK gun trade), will come into force.
    Sections 31, 32 & 33
    If you wish to continue selling air weapons by way of trade or business you must:


    · Be registered as a Registered Firearms Dealer by October 1st 2007.
    · From October 1st all air weapon sales and transfers by a Registered Firearms Dealer must be entered into a Statutory Firearms Register.
    · From October 1st air weapon sales by way of trade or business must be completed face to face (this means that mail order sales will be banned).
    · From October 1st it will be an offence for anybody under 18 to purchase or hire an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon.
    · From October 1st it will be an offence to sell or let on hire an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon to a person under the age of 18.


    Sections 36, 37, 38, 39 & 40
    From October 1st 2007 it will be an offence to:
    · Manufacture a realistic imitation firearm.
    · Modify an imitation firearm so it becomes a realistic imitation firearm.
    · Sell a realistic imitation firearm.
    · Bring a realistic imitation firearm in to Great Britain or cause one to be brought in to Great Britain.
    · It will be an offence to import or manufacture an imitation firearm which does not conform to specifications which will be set out by the Authorities in the Regulations.
    · It will be an offence for a person under the age of 18 to purchase an imitation firearm and it will be an offence to sell an imitation firearm to a person under the age of 18.


    Sections 43 & 44: Change the ages for the sales etc. of knives and crossbows to 18

    Taken from the GTA

    More info at http://www.atgl42.dsl.pipex.com/index.html

     
  2. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    THE TEDDY'S OUT OF THE PRAM.... IT HAD GOT TO HAPPEN MOST OFTHE KIDS (NOT ALL) TODAY, ARE OUT OF CONTROL OF (GUNNA GET SOME Censored OVA THIS) CONTROL, THEY DONT UNDERSTAND, THAT THEY CAR'NT WALK ABOUT POINTING PLASTIC "WITH LOOK ALIKE GUN'S A ANYONE"....HAS WE DID, GAMING ABOUT ..WHEN I WAS A KID, ...I WILL BE 54 THIS MOUNTH, (OLD GIT, I KNOW)...I HAVE SPENT ALOT OF TIME, WORKING WITH KIDS...AND WHEN THEY HAVE A ISSUE WITH SOMONE..ITS NOT I'LL KNOCK IS BLOCK OFF..ITS I'LL KILL HIM...AND SADLY, THEY MEAN WHAT THEY SAY:confused::(
     
  3. stevelindsey

    stevelindsey Newbie

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    I Agree fully

    I find that due to the sad state of affairs in this country it seems easier for people to get hold of illegal real guns than it is for law abiding citizens to buy an air gun. So many rules and regulations. :mad:
     
  4. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Slow down, maybe if you go to a crime-ridden suburb of London this is the case - "I'm going to kill you, Andy!"

    But elsewhere I don't think 'youthes' (in the words of Road Wars) are to blame - when you look at it, it's the fault of this 'black culture' (no, not racism) coming into the country - people want to be like Fiddy (50 Cent).

    Gun crime is still reletively low in this country, it's just hyped up by the media. Unfortunately the government have taken this out of context and decided that somehow it'd be a good idea to ban 'guns' - anything called a 'gun' (regardless of what it is) is automatically evil and should be banished from society :rolleyes:
     
  5. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Gun's are not dangerous, it's the person pointing it;)
     
  6. chiz

    chiz Engaging Member

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    Aye, my favourite line in the great 'ban airguns' debate...

    'The gun didn't squeeze it's own trigger'
     

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