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40.—(1) This Article applies where in Northern Ireland a firearm is sold, let on hire, lent or given.
(2) Any party to a transfer to which this Article applies who is the holder of—
(a)a firearm certificate or visitor's firearm permit which relates to the firearm in question; or
(b)a firearms dealer's certificate,
shall within 72 hours of the transfer send notice of it to the Chief Constable.
(3) A notice required by paragraph (2) shall—
(a)contain a description of the firearm in question (giving its identification number and the reference number of the certificate or permit if any); and
(b)state the nature of the transaction and the name and address of the other party.
(4) A person who fails to comply with this Article shall be guilty of an offence.
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