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FIREARMS REGULATIONS 2008 (SR NO 22 OF 2008) - REG 22

Conduct of sport or target shooting activity on private property

r. 22

    (1)     For the purposes of items 1(5A), 2(2)(c) and 4(2A) of Schedule 2 to the Act, the following provisions apply to the carrying out or conducting of an activity—

        (a)     if—

              (i)     more than 5 persons take part in the activity; and

              (ii)     the activity is carried on continuously for more than 3 hours—

a member of the police force, at the police station which is open and which is reasonably believed to be nearest to the activity, must have been notified before the activity takes place, that the activity is to take place;

        (b)     a person taking part in the activity must not discharge a rifle in the course of the activity unless it is discharged at a target which has in place, within 20 metres behind it, a backstop which is capable of stopping any projectile which passes through or beyond the target;

        (c)     a person taking part in the activity must not discharge a firearm in the course of the activity within—

              (i)     250 metres of a dwelling, being a dwelling which is not on the land on which the activity takes place, unless permission has been granted by the occupier of the land on which the dwelling is situated; or

              (ii)     100 metres of a public road;

        (d)     a person taking part in the activity, when discharging a firearm in the course of the activity, must be stationary;

        (e)     the activity must not take place between the hours of sunset and sunrise;

        (f)     the activity must not be advertised or formally organised or formally scheduled;

        (g)     a person taking part in the activity must not give or receive direct or indirect financial benefit to or from any other person as payment for taking part in the activity;

        (h)     a person taking part in the activity must not consume or be under the influence of intoxicating liquor during the course of the activity or be under the influence of a drug during the course of the activity.

    (2)     A notification under subregulation (1)(a) must include—

        (a)     the name, address and contact telephone number of the person making the notification; and

        (b)     the land on which the activity is to take place; and

        (c)     the day on which the activity is to take place; and

        (d)     the nature of the activity.



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