Amendments proposed to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

263

Clause     30,     page     32,     line     15,     after '(1)', insert 'with the burden of proving that a person does not fall within one of these exemptions lying with the prosecution'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

54

Clause     30,     page     32,     line     17,     at end insert—

      '(c) provide that the manufacture, modification or sale of an item for the purpose of display for educational or cultural purposes shall be exempt from the provisions of subsection (1)(c).'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

265

Clause     30,     page     32,     line     17,     at end insert—

      '(c) provide that the manufacture, modification, sale or bringing into the United Kingdom of a realistic imitation firearm or component part for the purpose of display only for educational, cultural or theatrical purposes shall be exempt from the offence under subsection (1); and

      (d) provide that the manufacture, modification, sale or bringing into the United Kingdom of a realistic imitation firearm or component part for the purposes listed in Schedule ( ) be exempt from the offence under subsection (1).'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

264

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   In relation to subsections (2), (3) and (8), the following should be included in the exceptions and exemptions from what constitutes a realistic imitation firearm—

      (a) deactivated firearms,

      (b) deactivated weapons manufactured before 1983,

      (c) deactivated weapons of .50" calibre and over,

      (d) large machine guns, armoured vehicles and field guns and military equipment where the deactivated weaponry is intrinsic to the equipment,

      (e) realistic imitation firearms used in security dog training and security guard training,

      (f) realistic imitation firearms used in hunt dog training,

      (g) realistic and deactivated firearms used by educators, colleges and schools,

      (h) reproduction components for weapons of .50" calibre and over,

      (i) starting pistols,

      (j) weapons intended for use in "Airsoft" with a muzzle energy of less that 4 joules including BB guns, air guns and paint balls,

      (k) realistic imitation firearms for use in theatre, cinema, museums, castles and historic houses, television and sporting events,

      (l) parts of weapons required in relation to the weapons listed in paragraphs (a) to (k),

      (m) specialist suppliers and armourers relating to the weapons listed in paragraphs (a) to (k).'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

266

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   For the purposes of this Act, "imitation firearm" means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile which is capable of being mistaken for a firearm for which either a certificate under section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968, or the authority of the Secretary of State under section 5(1) of the Firearms Act 1968 would be required.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

267

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   The definition of "imitation firearm" in section 57(4) of the Firearms Act 1968 means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile which is capable of being mistaken for a firearm for which either a certificate under section 1 of this Act, or the authority of the Secretary of State under section 5 of this Act would be required.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

268

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   When assessing whether an imitation firearm is a realistic imitation firearm for the purposes of subsections (8) and (9) above, the test should be an objective one.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

269

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   Nothing in this section shall apply to an antique firearm which is sold, transferred, purchased, acquired or possessed as a curiosity or ornament.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

270

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   Nothing in this section shall apply to a firearm of antique appearance that fires black powder.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

271

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   The Secretary of State shall provide for payment of compensation in respect of loss suffered or costs incurred in consequence of the exercise of power conferred by or under this section.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

272

Clause     30,     page     33,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   Nothing in this section shall prevent a person legally handling, holding or picking up a realistic imitation firearm.'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

277

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     16,     after 'requiring', insert 'realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

273

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     17,     at end, leave out 'are'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

274

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     18,     at beginning, insert 'are'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

275

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     18,     at end, leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

276

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     19,     leave out 'approved by such persons and in such manner as may be so set out' and insert 'must be subject to proper consultation and consideration by a working group consisting of a wide group of expert practitioners.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

278

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     21,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

279

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     23,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

280

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     25,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

281

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     27,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

282

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     28,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

283

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     40,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

284

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     42,     after 'of', insert 'realistic'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

285

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     13,     leave out 'an' and insert 'realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

286

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     15,     leave out 'an' and insert 'realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

287

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     30,     in column 2, leave out 'an' and insert 'realistic'.


   

Lynne Featherstone
John Thurso

158

Clause     34,     page     35,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

67

Clause     34,     page     35,     line     34,     leave out 'eighteen' and insert 'nineteen'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
John Thurso

159

Clause     34,     page     36,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) for the purposes of official battle re-enactments and similar events including veterans' fairs.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

56

Clause     34,     page     36,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(6)   A court shall, on a person's first conviction for an offence under Section 139(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Placed article), pass a minimum custodial sentence of 3 months, unless exceptional circumstances exist in relation to the offence or the offender which justify its not so doing.'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

57

Clause     35,     page     36,     line     38,     leave out 'the search' and insert 'searches'.

   

Hazel Blears

102

Clause     35,     page     37,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '( )   A person who seizes anything under subsection (6) must deliver it to a police constable as soon as reasonably practicable.

    ( )   The Police (Property) Act 1897 (disposal of property in the possession of the police) shall apply to property which has come into the possession of a police constable under this section as it applies to property which has come into the possession of the police in the circumstances mentioned in that Act.'.

 
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