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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Revocation or variation of firearms dealer’s certificate

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29.—(1) The Chief Constable shall revoke a firearms dealer’s certificate if, after giving reasonable notice to the holder, he is satisfied that the holder can no longer be permitted to continue to carry on business as a firearms dealer without danger to public safety or to the peace.

(2) The Chief Constable shall revoke a firearms dealer’s certificate if, after giving reasonable notice to the holder, he is satisfied that the holder—

(a)is not a fit person to carry on business as a firearms dealer;

(b)is not engaged in business as a firearms dealer to a substantial extent or as an essential part of another trade or profession;

(c)has ceased to have a place of business in Northern Ireland; or

(d)has failed to comply with any condition attached to the certificate.

(3) The Chief Constable shall revoke a firearms dealer’s certificate if the holder is prohibited by this Order from possessing a firearm or holding a firearms dealer’s certificate.

(4) The Chief Constable may revoke a firearms dealer’s certificate if the holder fails to comply with a notice under Article 27(5) (firearms dealer’s certificate to be produced to Chief Constable).

(5) In the case of a person authorised by the Secretary of State under Article 45 to manufacture, sell or transfer prohibited weapons or ammunition, the Chief Constable shall not revoke a firearms dealer’s certificate under paragraph (1) or (2).

(6) The Chief Constable on the application of the holder may vary a firearms dealer’s certificate.

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