Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976

Carrying firearm with criminal intent.

9.—The Firearms Act, 1964 , is hereby amended by the insertion after section 27A (inserted by section 8) of the following section:

“27B. (1) A person who has with him a firearm or an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, or to resist or prevent the arrest of himself or another, in either case while he has the firearm or imitation firearm with him, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

(2) In proceedings for an offence under this section proof that the accused had a firearm or imitation firearm with him and intended to commit an indictable offence or to resist or prevent arrest is evidence that he intended to have it with him while doing so.”