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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 13 – Surrender, etc. of firearms on expiration of firearm certificate

Provides that the Chief Constable may require the surrender of an expired firearm certificate together with the relevant firearms and ammunition.  The holder shall be guilty of an offence if he fails to comply. The Chief Constable may require the holder to dispose of the firearms and ammunition and if he does not comply he may order that they be destroyed or otherwise disposed of.

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