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The Firearms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Possession of firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence

3.—(1) After Article 17 of the [1981 NI 2..] Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (“the 1981 Order”) there shall be inserted the following Article—

Possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence

17A. A person who has in his possession any firearm or imitation firearm with intent—

(a)by means thereof to cause; or

(b)to enable another person by means thereof to cause,

any person to believe that unlawful violence will be used against him or another person, shall be guilty of an offence..

(2) In the Table in Schedule 2 to that Order (table of punishments), after the entry relating to Article 17 there shall be inserted the following entry—

“Article 17APossession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violenceIndictment10 years or a fine or both”

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