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Knife Offences

Prevention of Crime Act 1953 Section 1(1) as amended by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 Section 2(1).

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 Section 139 as amended by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 Section 3.

Having an article with blade or point in public place

Criminal Justice Act 1988 Section 139A (1)(5)(a) as added by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 Section 4(1).

Having an article with blade or point on school premises.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 Section 139A (2)(5)(b) as added by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 Section 4(1).

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

Knives Act 1997 Section 1(1)(2)(3)(4a)(5).

Unlawful marketing of knives - selling or hiring.

Knives Act 1997 Section 1(1)(2)(3)(4b)(5).

Unlawful marketing of knives - offers or exposes to sell or hire.

Knives Act 1997 Section 1(1)(2)(3)(4c)(5).

Unlawful marketing of knives - has in possession for purpose of sale or hire.

Knives Act 1997 Section 2(1)(a).

Publication of any written, pictorial or other material in connection with the marketing of any knife - the material suggests or indicates that the knife is suitable for combat.

Knives Act 1997 Section 2(1)(b).

Publication of any written, pictorial or other material in connection with the marketing of any knife - the material is otherwise likely to stimulate or encourage violent behaviour involving use of the knife as a weapon.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 Section 141. Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959 (Section 1).

Manufacture, importation and sale of certain offensive weapons. Relating to offences in connection with dangerous weapons.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 Section 141A (1) as added by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 Section 6(1).

Any person who sells to a person under the age of 16 a knife, knife blade, razor blade, axe and any other article that has a blade, that is sharply pointed and which is made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person.



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Firearms Offences

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 16 (Group I) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(2).

Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 16 (Group II) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28 (2).

Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 16 (Group III) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28 (2).

Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 17(1) (Group I) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28 (2).

Using firearms or imitation firearms to resist arrest.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 17(1) (Group II) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28 (2).

Using firearms or imitation firearms to resist arrest.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 17(1) (Group III) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28 (2).

Using firearms or imitation firearms to resist arrest.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 17(2) (Group I) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(3).

Possessing firearms or imitation firearm at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in Schedule 1 of the Act.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 17(2) (Group II) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(3).

Possessing firearm or imitation firearm at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in Schedule 1 of the Act.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 17(2) (Group III) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(3).

Possessing firearm or imitation firearm at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in Schedule 1 of the Act.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 18(1) (Group I) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(3).

Possessing firearm or imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist arrest.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 18(1) (Group II) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(3).

Possessing firearm or imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist arrest.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 18(1) (Group III) as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Section 28(3).

Possessing firearm or imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist arrest.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 16A (as amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1994) (Group I)

Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 16A (as amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1994) (Group II) .

Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 16A (as amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1994) (Group III) .

Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 1(2) as amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section12 & Schedule 2(13).

Non-compliance with condition of firearm certificate - aggravated form (small-calibre pistols).

Firearms Act 1968 (Group I) Section 1(1),as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157, Schedule 8 Part III.

Possessing etc firearm or ammunition without firearm certificate.

Firearms Act 1968, Section 2(1) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Possessing etc shotgun without certificate.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 3(1) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Trading in firearms without being registered.

Firearms Act 1968, Section 3(1) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Trading in firearms without being registered.

Firearms Act 1968, Section 3(2) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Selling firearm(s) to person without certificate.

Firearms Act 1968, Section 3(2) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Selling firearm(s) to person without certificate.

Firearms Act 1968, Section 3(3) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Repairing, testing etc firearm without certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 3(3) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Repairing, testing etc firearm without certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 3(5) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Falsifying certificate etc with a view to acquiring firearm.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 3(5) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Falsifying certificate etc with a view to acquiring firearm.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 4(1) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Shortening shotgun or other smooth bore gun.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 4(3) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Conversion of firearms.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 5(1) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice Act 2003 Section 288

Possessing or distributing prohibited weapons or ammunition.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 19 (Group I) as amended by the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Section 37 (1)(a)&(c)&(2)

Carrying loaded firearm in public place etc.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 19 (Group II) as amended by the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Section 37 (1)(a)&(c)&(2)

Carrying loaded firearm in public place etc.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 19A as added by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 11.

Having small-calibre pistol outside premises of licensed pistol club.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 20(1) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Trespassing with firearm or imitation firearm in a building.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 20(1) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Trespassing with firearm or imitation firearm in a building.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 21(4) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Possession of firearms by persons previously convicted of crime.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 21(4) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Possession of firearms by persons previously convicted of crime.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 21(4) (Group III) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Possession of firearms by persons previously convicted of crime.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 21(5) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Supplying firearms to person denied them under Section 21.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 21(5) (Group II) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Supplying firearms to person denied them under Section 21.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 21(5) (Group III) as amended by Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994, Section 157 Schedule 8 Part III.

Supplying firearms to person denied them under Section 21.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 17(10)(b) as amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 12(1)(3)(5).

Holder of visitors permit (small-calibre pistol) failing to comply with conditions in Section 12(1)(3) of Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 32 & 36(a)(i)(ii).

Failure to transfer firearms or ammunition in person. (Group I).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 33 & 36(a)(i)(ii).

Failure to give notice in writing to the chief officer of police of transfers involving firearms. (Group I).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 34 & 36(a)(i)(ii).

Failure by certificate holder to notify in writing chief officer of police of deactivation, destruction or loss of firearms or ammunition. (Group I).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 35 & 36(a)(i)(ii).

Failure by certificate holder to notify in writing chief officer of police of events taking place outside Great Britain involving firearms and ammunition (sold or otherwise disposed of, lost etc.)(Group I).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 32(2) & 36(a)(I)(ii) (Group I).

Failing to comply with instruction in firearm certificate upon transfer to person other than registered dealer.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 5(1A)(a) (Group I) as amended by Criminal Justice Act 2003 Section 288

Possessing or distributing firearm disguised as other object

Firearms Act 1968 Section 5(1A) (b),(c),(d)(e),(f) or (g) as amended by Criminal Justice Act 2003 Section 288

Possessing or distributing other prohibited weapons

Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 Section 50(1)(2)(3)(4)(5A);

Offence in relation to the unlawful importation of any weapon or ammunition of a kind mentioned in Section 5(1) (a),(ab),(aba), (ac),(ad),(ae) (af),or (c) of Firearms Act 1968

Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 Section 68(2)(3)(4A)

Offence in relation to the unlawful exportation of any weapon or ammunition of a kind mentioned in Section 5(1) (a),(ab),(aba), (ac),(ad),(ae) (af),or (c) of Firearms Act 1968

Firearms Act 1968 Section 1(2) as amended by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 12 & Schedule 2(13) (Group l).

Non-compliance with condition of firearm certificate - (not aggravated form).

Firearms Act 1968 Section 2(2) (Group II).

Non-compliance with condition of shotgun certificate.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 13(5)(a).

Non-compliance with condition of permit to have small-calibre pistols outside licensed clubs.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 13(5)(b).

Making false statement etc. for purpose of procuring (whether for himself or another) the grant of a permit to have small-calibre pistol outside licensed club.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 20(4).

No pistol club to operate without a licence if small-calibre pistol is stored or used in contravention of Section 20(1)(2) club management held responsible.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 23.

Failure to comply with conditions of licence.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 26(2)(3)(9).

Non-compliance with notice of revocation of club licence.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 28(4)(a).

Failure to comply with requirements to keep registers at licensed pistol clubs.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 28(4)(b).

Knowingly or recklessly to make any entry in the pistol register which is false in any material particular.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 29(2).

Breach of regulations made under Section 29(1)(a)(b)(c).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 30(3)(4).

Obstruction of constable or civilian officer entering or inspecting licensed premises.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 31.

Making false statement for purpose of procuring grant, renewal or variation of a licence or release of small-calibre pistol from police custody.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Schedule 1 paragraph 7.

Making false statement for purpose of procuring the release of small-calibre pistol from police custody (other than under Section 26).

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 5(5) (Group I).

Failure of an individual to comply with any condition of an authority vested in him.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 5(6) (Group I).

Non-compliance to surrender an authority.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 6(3) (Group I).

Restricting removal of firearms.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 7(2) (Group I).

False statement to obtain permit.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 7(2) (Group II).

False statement to obtain permit.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 13(2) (Group I).

False statement to obtain permit for removal of signalling apparatus.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 19 (Group III).

Carrying loaded firearm in public place etc.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 20(1) (Group III).

Trespassing with firearm in a building.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 20(2) (Group I).

Trespassing with firearm on land.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 20(2) (Group II).

Trespassing with firearm on land.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 20(2) (Group III).

Trespassing with firearm on land.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(1) (Group I).

Person under 17 purchasing or hiring firearm or ammunition.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(1) (Group II).

Person under 17 purchasing or hiring firearm or ammunition.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(1) (Group III).

Person under 17 purchasing or hiring firearm or ammunition.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(2) (Group I).

Person under 14 having firearm or ammunition in his possession.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(3) (Group II).

Person under 15 having with him a shotgun without adult supervision.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(4) (Group III).

Person under 14 having with him an air weapon or ammunition.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 22(5) (Group III).

Person under 17 having with him an air weapon in a public place.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 23(1) (Group III).

Person under 14 making improper use of air weapon when under supervision.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 23(1) (Group III).

Person supervising permitting improper use of air weapon by person under 14.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 24(1) (Group I).

Selling or letting on hire a firearm or ammunition to person under 17.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 24(1) (Group II).

Selling or letting on hire a firearm or ammunition to person under 17.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 24(1) (Group III).

Selling or letting on hire a firearm or ammunition to person under 17.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 24(2) (Group I).

Making a gift or lending any firearm or ammunition to person under 14.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 24(3) (Group II).

Making gift of shotgun to person under 15.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 24(4) (Group III).

Supplying air weapon to person under 14.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 25 (Group I).

Supplying firearm to person drunk or insane.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 25 (Group II).

Supplying firearm to person drunk or insane.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 25 (Group III).

Supplying firearm to person drunk or insane.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 26(5) (Group I).

Making false statement to obtain grant or renewal of firearm certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 26(5) (Group II).

Making false statement to obtain grant or renewal of shotgun certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 29(3) (Group I).

False statement to procure variation of a firearm certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 30(4) as amended by the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 2, (Group I).

Failing to surrender firearm certificate, firearm or ammunition on revocation of certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 30(4) as amended by the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 12, (Group II).

Failing to surrender shotgun certificate, shotgun or ammunition on revocation of certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 38(8).

Fail to surrender certificate on removal of dealer's name from register false statement to secure registration of a place of business.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 39(1).

False statement to secure registration of a place of business.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 39(2).

Registered dealer having place of business not entered in register.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 39(3).

Non-compliance with condition of registration.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 40(5).

Non-compliance by dealer as to register of transactions—false entry.

Firearms Act 1968 Section 46 as added by Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 43.

Obstructing constable or civilian in exercise of search powers.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 47(2) (Group I).

Fail to surrender firearm or ammunition on demand by constable.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 47(2) (Group II).

Fail to surrender firearm or ammunition on demand by constable.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 47(2) (Group III).

Fail to hand over firearm or ammunition on demand by constable.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 48(3) (Group I).

Failure to comply with requirements of a constable to declare name and address.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 48(3) (Group II).

Failure to comply with requirements of a constable to declare name and address.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 49 (Group I).

Failure to give constable facilities for examination of firearms in transit.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 52(2) (c) (Group I).

Failure to surrender firearm certificate.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 52(2) (c) (Group II).

Failure to surrender shotgun certificate.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 4 (Group II).

Transfers of shotguns.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 5 (Group II).

Restriction on sale of ammunition for smooth-bore guns.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 14 (Group I).

Auctioneer, carrier or warehouseman failing to keep firearms and ammunition safe or failing to report loss or theft.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 14 (Group II).

Auctioneer, carrier or warehouseman failing to keep firearms and ammunition safe or failing to report loss or theft.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 17 (Group I).

Making false statement to obtain a visitor's permit.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 17 (Group I).

Failing to comply with conditions on a visitor's permit.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 17 (Group II).

Making false statement to obtain a visitor's permit.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 17 (Group II).

Failing to comply with conditions on a visitor's permit.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 18 (Group I).

Firearms dealer failing to inform police of sale of firearms for export.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 18 (Group II).

Firearms dealer failing to inform police of sale of firearms for export.

Firearms Act, 1968, Section 42A (Group II).

Failing to report a transaction authorised by a visitor's shotgun permit.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 15.

Obstructing a constable entering or inspecting an approved rifle/ pistol club.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 19.

Making a false statement to obtain, or not complying with, museum licence (Schedule 4(1)). Failing to surrender a revoked museum licence (Schedule 4(3)).

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 9(3) as amended by the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 23 (Group I).

False statement to obtain permit to auction firearms etc.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 9(3) as amended by the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 Section 23 (Group II).

False statement to obtain permit to auction firearms etc.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 32 & 36(b).

Failure to transfer shotgun in person. (Group II).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 33 & 36(b).

Failure to give notice in writing to the chief officer of police of transfers involving shotguns. (Group II).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 34 & 36(b).

Failure by certificate holder to notify in writing Chief Officer of Police of deactivation, destruction or loss of shotgun. (Group II).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 35 & 36(b).

Failure by certificate holder to notify in writing Chief Officer of Police of events taking place outside Great Britain involving shotguns (sold or otherwise disposed of, lost etc.)(Group II).

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Section 32(2) & 36(a)

Failing to comply with instruction in shotgun certificate upon transfer to person other than registered dealer.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 3(6) (Group I).

Taking firearms or ammunition in pawn.

Firearms Act, 1968 Section 3(6) (Group II).

Pawnbroker taking shotgun in pawn.


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