Presents an overview of the classification of firearms and prohibited weapons under the Firearms Act 1968, noting the minimum sentence provisions for certain firearms offences. Discusses Lord Advocate's Reference (No.1 of 2020) (HCJ Appeal) in which, following an acquittal for possessing a firearm that was disguised as another object, contrary to the Firearms Act 1968 s.5(1A)(a), the Lord Advocate referred a number of questions to the court, including how to direct juries on the meaning of "disguised".
|Journal||Greens Criminal Law Bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Jury Directions
- Possession of firearms
- Statutory interpretation