- Policing and Crime Act 2017—firearms and pyrotechnic articles
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- What are the most significant changes brought about by PCA 2017 in relation to firearms and pyrotechnic articles? And why are these changes significant?
- A firearm is defined in terms of its lethality
- The component part of a firearm that is subject to licensing is defined for the first time
- Lethality of air soft weapons defined
- Antique firearms defined for the first time
- Conversion of imitation firearms into real ones
- Deficiently deactivated weapons
- Expanding rifle ammunition
- Authorised loan of firearms for hunting, etc
- Extension of certificates that have expired prior to being renewed
- Fees for prohibited weapons authorities
- The Guide on Firearms Licensing Law to be made statutory
- Possession of pyrotechnic articles at musical events
- What are the objectives behind the changes? How likely is it that the measures will achieve these objectives?
- What does all this mean in practice for lawyers and their clients? Are there any steps they should be taking in preparation?
- How does this fit in with other developments in this area of law? Do you have any predictions for future developments or trends?
Corporate Crime analysis: What will the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA 2017) mean in practice? Peter Glenser, a barrister at 9 Bedford Row Chambers, takes a closer look at the provisions contained in Part 6 relating to firearms and pyrotechnic articles.
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