HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 c2338W
Captain PLUGGE

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the use of a certain type of air-rifle by persons without a licence, especially by children in the form of a toy; and whether, in view of the fact that such weapons are included in the classification of firearms under the Act of 1870, he will state whether any action can be taken by his Department to prevent the sale of such weapons to children and young persons?


The sale to, or purchase by, a person under the age of 17 years of any air gun or air rifle which is a lethal weapon is prohibited by Section 1 of the Firearms Act, 1934.