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J6 WEBINAR SERIES: “Weapons offences explored: Disguised firearms, mandatory minimum sentences and offensive weapons in private places” (Recording available)

30. Mar 2022

WEBINAR:  "Weapons offences explored: Disguised firearms, mandatory minimum sentences and offensive weapons in private places"
DATE: Thursday 21 April 2022
TIME: 5.30pm-6.30pm

MORE INFO HERE: "Weapons offences explored: Disguised firearms, mandatory minimum sentences and offensive weapons in private places"

The second webinar of 2022 in the Junior 'J6' Series will be presented by RLC Members Letitia Egan and Joshua Ellis.

Joshua Ellis will be discussing "Disguised firearms and mandatory minimum sentences"

Section 5(1A)(a) Firearms Act 1968 makes it an offence for any person to have in their possession a firearm which is disguised as another object. A conviction under this section is subject to a statutory minimum sentence of at least 5 years’ custody.

This lecture will look at:

  • The elements of the offence under s.5(1A)(a)
  • The law on mandatory minimum sentences where s.5(1A)(a) is charged
  • Disguised stun guns and s.5(1)(b)

Letitia Egan will be discussing "Offensive weapons in private places"

The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 brought about new measures intended to tackle violent crime. The commencement of the Act in July 2021 means that it is now illegal to possess zombie knives, knuckle dusters and certain swords, even in a private place.

This lecture will look at:

  • What the changes mean in practice
  • Potential defences
  • Sentencing
  • The pros and cons of the legislation

Book here: Zoom

*Please note registrations are now closed.

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