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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Notification of loss, repair or deactivation of firearms, etc.

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41.—(1) Where in Northern Ireland any firearm or ammunition to which a firearm certificate or visitor’s firearm permit relates is lost (whether by theft or otherwise), the certificate or permit holder shall notify the Chief Constable immediately.

(2) Where a person holding a firearm certificate or visitor’s firearm permit in respect of any firearm which has been tested by virtue of Article 54 repairs or alters it or causes it to be repaired or altered, he shall, within 72 hours of the completion of the repair or alteration, send notice of it to the Chief Constable.

(3) Where in Northern Ireland a firearm to which a firearm certificate or visitor’s firearm permit relates is deactivated or destroyed, the certificate or permit holder shall within seven days of that event send notice of it to the Chief Constable.

(4) A notice required by this Article shall—

(a)describe the firearm or ammunition in question (giving the identification number of the firearm and the reference number of the certificate or permit if any); and

(b)state the nature of the event.

(5) Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with this Article shall be guilty of an offence.

(6) For the purposes of this Article and Article 42 a firearm is deactivated if it would by virtue of Article 2(7) be presumed to have been rendered incapable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile.

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