Arms Act 1983

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Part 1 Preliminary provisions

Part 1 heading: inserted, on 25 June 2020, by section 5 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).

1A Purposes of this Act

(1)

The purposes of this Act are to—

(a)

promote the safe possession and use of firearms and other weapons; and

(b)

impose controls on the possession and use of firearms and other weapons.

(2)

The regulatory regime established by this Act to achieve those purposes reflects the following principles:

(a)

that the possession and use of arms is a privilege; and

(b)

that persons authorised to import, manufacture, supply, sell, possess, or use arms have a responsibility to act in the interests of personal and public safety.

Section 1A: inserted, on 25 June 2020, by section 5 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).