Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Act 2014
The following provisions will come into force on Monday 14th July 2014:
Provision 108: Offence of Possessing a Firearm for Supply etc.
This new provision ammends section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 and makes it an offence to possess for sale or transfer prohibited weapons or ammunition with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Provision 109: Functions of Scottish Ministers under Firearms Acts
The provision to Section 109 amends the Firearms Act 1968 to ensure that that Scottish Minister are empowered to grant authorities under the Firearms Act 1968.
Section 110: Possession of firearms by persons previously convicted of crime
This section extends the definition of a prohibited person. To read more about the definitions of a prohibited person. Click here.
Section 111: Increased penalty for improper importation of firearms etc.
The change in law increase the maximum sentence for importation or exportation of a prohibited weapon or prohibited ammunition from 10 years to life imprisonment.
For users of Gunstar, we advise you take all the new pieces of legislation into account when listing your firearms. However, the reason we wrote this article was to outline the changes in the purchasing and selling of antique firearms.
A change to Section 110 means that it is no longer acceptable for a person previously convicted of crime to purchase an ‘antique’ firearm as a ‘curiosity or ornament’. If you have had previous convictions or are selling antique firearms then please read Section 110 in full here: