Museums and galleries, as well as persons acting on behalf of a museum or gallery, have safeguards to preserve objects of historical significance as part of their collections for cultural, artistic or educational purposes. There is also a defence for persons in possession of dangerous weapons who can prove that they have the weapon in their possession and make it available to a museum or gallery – this defence applies to both possession and importation [note 15]. `For the purposes of this Section, „public place” means any highway and any other premises or place to which the public has or may have access at the relevant time, whether for consideration or not.` This is reflected in R. v. Kane (1965).  For example, any private property, for example: a person`s home or personal vehicle, the area behind a gas station sales counter, a fenced construction site or an office building would not be considered a public place because the public clearly does not have legal access to these areas. The Crime Prevention Act 1953 only prohibits assault weapons in a public place.    An assault weapon is a tool that is manufactured, adapted or intended to cause bodily harm to another person. [ref.
needed] This offence was introduced by section 46 of the Office of Status of Ontario to prohibit the private possession of offensive weapons under the Criminal Justice (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016/803. Section 47 of the OWA amended the arrangement to include cyclone or spiral knives. A cyclone or spiral knife is a weapon that consists of a handle with a blade with two or more sharp edges, each forming a propeller and a sharp point at the end of the blade. Whether a weapon meets this definition is usually a fact – prosecutors should check whether the weapon meets the description of the law. If a factual defence is advanced, such as if a stealth knife contains metal screws and is detected by a metal detector, it should be possible to support or refute it by the investigator without the need for expert evidence. If the defence is a matter of interpretation, for example, if the images or words on a zombie knife „suggest it should be used for violence,” this should normally be left to judges to decide on a triviable use. (o) a camouflaged knife, namely: any knife with a concealed blade or concealed sharp point and designed to be an everyday object normally carried on the body or in a purse, briefcase or other hand luggage (such as a comb, brush, writing instrument, lighter), , key, lipstick or telephone) pursuant to section 144 of the Criminal Justice and Reduced Sentences Act 2003 for guilty pleas; Include cases where a person has been convicted of possession of a corrosive substance in public and there is at least one relevant conviction and an appropriate custodial sentence is being considered by the court in accordance with section 6. This was later clarified in Evans v Hughes, QBD, where the judges stated that it was irrelevant to the case „that the defence of a reasonable excuse must be an imminent special threat, not the constant carrying of an offensive weapon because of a constant threat or danger.” If the offender committed the same offence or another offence relevant to the threat with an offensive weapon in a public place, he or she is liable to a minimum penalty of at least six months` imprisonment.
Prosecutors should be aware of the possibility of gang crimes in a variety of cases, including those involving assault weapons, knives, blades or sharp objects [and corrosive substances]. Prosecutors should consult the guidelines for decision-making in gang-related crimes. (a)other provisions limiting the right to receive payments, including a provision limiting eligibility to claims for weapons surrendered within a period specified in the Regulations; The Criminal Justice (Offensive Weapons) Act 1988 (S.I 1988/2019) (as amended) provides that the following weapons are specified for the purposes of section 141: In the case of business-to-business supply and purchase of corrosive products, the terms of sale and delivery would not apply because the sale is to a business and not to a person under the age of 18. The only exception is when a business is run by a sole proprietor under the age of 18. In these circumstances, the individual entrepreneur should arrange for corrosive products to be purchased and delivered to a person over the age of 18. „Carrying a knife or assault weapon without reasonable excuse is a crime committed far too often by far too many people. Any weapon carried on the roads, even if it is not visible, even if it is unlikely to be used or planned, and even if it is not used, constitutes a threat to public safety and order. Because even if it is hidden, even if it is only worn out of bravery or a false feeling that its use could occur for possible self-defense, it only takes a moment of irritation, drunkenness, anger, perceived insult or something completely trivial, such as a look, for the weapon to be manufactured. „- Court of Appeal in R v Povey et al.  EWCA Crim 1261 Minimum sentences for second strike offences of possession of knives or assault weapons entered into force on 17 July 2015.
The OWA extends this provision to the possession of corrosive substances. (a)arrangements for the surrender of such weapons; Section 65 applies Parts 1 and 2 of the Enforcement and Penalties Act 2008 to the application of provisions relating to the sale and supply of knives, corrosive products and age-restricted assault weapons, including the extension of primary authority regulation to those provisions. Subscribers can see a visualization of an incident and its relationship to other incidents. As an alternative to case lists, the previous case map makes it easier to determine which ones are most relevant to your search and prioritizes further reading. You will also get a useful overview of how the case was received. The Act changes the legal test of public threat with an assault weapon in England and Wales.