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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Business and other transactions with firearms and ammunition

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37.—(1) A person who sells or transfers to any other person in the United Kingdom, other than the holder of a firearms dealer’s certificate, any firearm or ammunition, unless that other person—

(a)produces a firearm certificate authorising him to purchase or acquire it; or

(b)shows that he is by virtue of this Order entitled to purchase or acquire it without holding a certificate,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who undertakes the repair, test or proof of a firearm or ammunition for any other person in the United Kingdom, other than the holder of a firearms dealer’s certificate, unless that other person—

(a)produces or causes to be produced a firearm certificate authorising him to have possession of the firearm or ammunition; or

(b)shows that he is by virtue of this Order entitled to have possession of it without holding a certificate,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) have effect subject to any exemption under this Order.

(4) A person who, with a view to purchasing or acquiring, or procuring the repair, test or proof of, any firearm or ammunition—

(a)produces a false certificate or other document or a certificate or other document in which any false entry has been made;

(b)personates a person to whom a certificate or other document has been granted; or

(c)knowingly or recklessly makes a statement false in any material particular,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) A pawnbroker who takes in pawn from any person any firearm or ammunition shall be guilty of an offence.

(6) It is not an offence under paragraph (1) for a person who is a carrier or warehouseman or an employee of a carrier or warehouseman to deliver any firearm or ammunition in the ordinary course of his business or employment as such.

(7) It is not an offence under paragraph (1) for a person to part with the possession of any firearm or ammunition, otherwise than in pursuance of a contract of sale or hire or by way of gift or loan, to a person who shows that he is by virtue of this Order entitled to have possession of the firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm certificate.

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