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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 39 – Transfers of firearms and ammunition to be in person

Provides the procedure and requirements in the case where a firearm or ammunition is sold, let on hire, lent or given by one person to another where neither person is a firearms dealer or is exempted from the requirement of a firearm certificate or visitor’s permit.  In particular it provides for the transfer to be in person. Failure to comply is an offence. This brings Northern Ireland into line with Great Britain.

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