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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II FIREARM CERTIFICATES, ETC.

    1. Firearm certificates

      1. 3.Firearm certificate required

      2. 4.Application for firearm certificate

      3. 5.Grant of firearm certificate

      4. 6.Conditions

      5. 7.Grant of firearm certificate to young persons

      6. 8.Content and duration of firearm certificate

      7. 9.Revocation of firearm certificate

      8. 10.Consequences of revocation

      9. 11.Variation of firearm certificate

      10. 12.Certificate for prohibited weapon

      11. 13.Surrender etc. of firearms on expiration of firearm certificate

    2. Museum firearms licences

      1. 14.Museum firearms licence

    3. Visitor’s firearm permits

      1. 15.Visitor’s firearm permit

      2. 16.Revocation or variation of visitor’s firearm permit

    4. Certificates granted in Great Britain, etc.

      1. 17.Firearm certificate or shotgun certificate granted in Great Britain

      2. 18.Air guns held without a firearm certificate in Great Britain

    5. Issue, etc. of documents for European purposes

      1. 19.Issue of European firearms pass

      2. 20.Duration of European firearms pass

      3. 21.Renewal of European firearms pass

      4. 22.Article 7 authorities

      5. 23.Variation, endorsement, etc. of European documents

  4. PART III FIREARMS DEALERS

    1. 24.Firearms dealer’s certificate required

    2. 25.Application for firearms dealer’s certificate

    3. 26.Grant of firearms dealer’s certificate

    4. 27.Conditions

    5. 28.Content and duration of firearms dealer’s certificate

    6. 29.Revocation or variation of firearms dealer’s certificate

    7. 30.Consequences of expiration or revocation of firearms dealer’s certificate

    8. 31.Places of business: addition to certificate

    9. 32.Places of business: removal from certificate

    10. 33.Consequences where dealer convicted of an offence

    11. 34.Exemptions from Article 24 for auctioneers

    12. 35.Occasional permits

    13. 36.Revocation or variation of occasional permit

  5. PART IV CONTROL OF TRANSACTIONS

    1. 37.Business and other transactions with firearms and ammunition

    2. 38.Record of transactions in firearms

    3. 39.Transfers of firearms and ammunition to be in person

    4. 40.Notification of dealings involving firearms

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

    6. 42.Notification of disposal or destruction, etc. taking place outside Northern Ireland

    7. 43.Purchase or acquisition of firearms in other member States

    8. 44.Firearms acquired for export

  6. PART V PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN WEAPONS AND CONTROL OF ARMS TRAFFIC

    1. 45.Weapons subject to general prohibition

    2. 46.Exemptions from requirement of authority under Article 45

    3. 47.Possession of firearms on service premises, etc.

    4. 48.Power to prohibit movement of firearms and ammunition

  7. PART VI FIREARMS CLUBS

    1. 49.Authorisation

    2. 50.Revocation or variation of authorisation

    3. 51.Power of entry

  8. PART VII ENFORCEMENT AND OFFENCES

    1. Enforcement

      1. 52.Power of search with warrant

      2. 53.Powers of constables to stop and search

      3. 54.Production of firearms for ballistic and other tests

      4. 55.Production of certificates, etc.

      5. 56.Police powers in relation to firearms traffic

      6. 57.Seizure and detention of firearms and ammunition

    2. Offences with firearms

      1. 58.Possession with intent

      2. 59.Use of firearm to resist arrest

      3. 60.Carrying firearm with criminal intent

      4. 61.Carrying or discharging firearm in a public place

      5. 62.Trespassing with firearm

      6. 63.Prohibition of possession, etc. of firearm by certain persons

      7. 64.Possession of firearm or ammunition in suspicious circumstances

      8. 65.Possession of loaded firearm while drunk or under influence of drugs

      9. 66.Supplying firearm or ammunition to person who is drunk, etc.

      10. 67.Conversion of weapons

      11. 68.Defences

    3. General

      1. 69.Prosecution and punishment of offences

      2. 70.Minimum sentence for certain offences

      3. 71.Power by order to exclude application of minimum sentence to those under 18

      4. 72.Forfeiture and disposal of firearms; cancellation of certificate by convicting court

      5. 73.False statements

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 74.Appeal from decision of Chief Constable

    2. 75.Fees

    3. 76.Application of Order to imitation firearms which are readily convertible into firearms

    4. 77.Application of Order to Crown servants

    5. 78.Application of certain provisions of this Order to police

    6. 79.Delegation of functions

    7. 80.Regulations and orders

    8. 81.Saving and transitional provisions

    9. 82.Amendments and repeals

  10. Signature

  11. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      Firearm certificates – exemptions

    2. Schedule 2

      Firearms and ammunition in museums

    3. Schedule 3

      Record of transactions

    4. Schedule 4

      Offences to which Article 59(2) applies

    5. Schedule 5

      Table of punishments

    6. Schedule 6

      Fees

    7. Schedule 7

      Consequential amendments

    8. Schedule 8

      Repeals

  12. Explanatory Note

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