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NCJ Number: 136246 Find in a Library
Title: Gun Law, 5th Edition
Author(s): G Sandys-Winsch
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 199
Sponsoring Agency: Shaw and Sons Ltd
Lower Sydenham, SE6 5AE, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7219-0363-0
Sale Source: Shaw and Sons Ltd
Shaway House
Lower Sydenham, SE6 5AE,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The main body of criminal law regulating the use of firearms and ammunition in England and Wales is contained in the Firearms Acts of 1968 and 1982, as amended by the Firearms Act of 1988.
Abstract: The main effect of the 1988 Act is to classify as prohibited self-loading weapons, pump action rifles, short-barreled smooth bore guns, burst fire weapons, rocket launchers, and mortars. Other measures in the Act include the tightening of controls on ordinary shot guns. The legislation is examined in detail in chapters on prohibited weapons and ammunition, shot guns, air weapons, police permits, firearm licenses for museums, imitation firearms, shooting games, poaching, protected birds and animals, the shooting rights of tenants or landowners, young people and guns, general restrictions on shooting and carrying guns, and firearms dealers. Appendixes provide additional information on antique firearms, museums for which firearm licenses may be issued, seasons for shooting game and deer, wild birds and animals, and procedures to be followed by firearms dealers in registering transactions. An index and a table of statutes are included.
Main Term(s): Firearms acts; Gun control legislation
Index Term(s): Citizen gun ownership; England; Foreign laws; Wales
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