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The Firearms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Power to enter and inspect premises

7.—(1) At the end of Article 54 of the principal Order (firearms clubs) there shall be added the following paragraphs—

(5) Any constable authorised in writing in that behalf by the Chief Constable may, on producing if required his authority, enter any premises occupied or used by a firearms club authorised or deemed to have been authorised under paragraph (1) and inspect those premises, and anything on them, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of this Article are being complied with.

(6) Any person who intentionally obstructs a constable in the exercise of his powers under paragraph (5) shall be guilty of an offence..

(2) In the Table in Schedule 2 to the principal Order (table of punishments), after the entry relating to Article 54(3)(b) there shall be added the following entry—

Obstruction of constable inspecting firearms club premisesSummaryA fine of level 3 on the standard scale.

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