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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 70

Authority of minor's permit

(1)  A minor's permit granted to a person of 14 years and under 18 years of age authorises the holder to possess or use a firearm of a category specified in the permit only–
(a) under the supervision of–
(i) the holder of a licence who has held the licence for a continuous period of one year; or
(ii) a person approved to supervise the use by minors of firearms to which the permit relates; and
(b) for the purpose of–
(i) receiving instruction in the safe use of the firearm including, in the case of a minor who has completed an approved firearms safety course, shooting the firearm under the immediate supervision of the holder of a licence who has held the licence for a continuous period of one year; or
(ii) target shooting on an approved range.
(2)  A minor's permit granted to a person of 12 years and under 14 years of age authorises the holder to possess or use a firearm of a category specified in the permit only–
(a) under the supervision of–
(i) the holder of a licence; or
(ii) a person approved to supervise the use by minors of firearms to which the permit relates; and
(b) for the purpose of–
(i) receiving on an approved range instruction in the safe use of the firearm; or
(ii) target shooting on an approved range.



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