Soke Target Sports Club

Section 21 :- FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) ACT 1988:

We like make sure that anyone looking to join the club is aware of the firearms act as detailed below.

It is an offence for someone who is prohibited by Section 21 to have a firearm or ammunition in his possession at any time.  Section 21 applies to anybody who has been sentenced to imprisonment or to youth custody or detention in a young offender institution for three months or more.  The period for which they are prohibited depends on their length of sentence - if the sentence was longer than three years, the prohibition is for life.  If the sentence was three months or more, but less than three years, the prohibition lasts for five years from the date of their release.  It is an offence for a person to transfer, let on hire, give or lend a firearm or ammunition to someone whom he knows or has reasonable ground for believing to be prohibited by Section 21.