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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Occasional permits

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35.—(1) The holder of a firearms dealer’s certificate may apply for a permit authorising him to deal in firearms and ammunition on one, or more than one, occasion at a place which is not a place of business specified in the certificate.

(2) An application under paragraph (1) must—

(a)be made to the Chief Constable on a form provided by him for the purpose;

(b)state—

(i)the place, and

(ii)every occasion,

which the applicant wishes to be specified in the permit;

(c)contain such information as may be required by the form;

(d)comply with any other requirements specified in the form.

(3) The Chief Constable may grant a permit under this Article if he is satisfied that the applicant can be permitted to deal in firearms and ammunition at the place and on every occasion specified in the permit without danger to public safety or the peace.

(4) The Chief Constable may when granting a permit under this Article attach conditions to it.

(5) The Chief Constable may at any time by notice in writing—

(a)attach conditions to a permit under this Article;

(b)vary or revoke conditions attached under this Article.

(6) The powers of the Chief Constable under paragraphs (4) and (5) include power to restrict the types, numbers and quantities of firearms and ammunition and impose requirements as to their security.

(7) A permit under this Article shall specify—

(a)the place at which the holder is authorised to deal in firearms and ammunition;

(b)every occasion on which the holder is so authorised; and

(c)any conditions subject to which it is held.

(8) For the purposes of paragraph (5) the Chief Constable may at any time by notice under that paragraph require the holder of the permit to produce it to him within 21 days from the date of the notice.

(9) A person who fails to comply with any condition attached to a permit under this Article shall be guilty of an offence.

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