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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 4 - Application for firearm certificate

Provides the application procedure for the grant of a firearm certificate by the Chief Constable. It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make any false statement to obtain a firearm certificate.  The procedure includes new requirements for an applicant to provide the names of two appropriate persons to act as referees and to permit the Chief Constable to approach his general medical practitioner to obtain factual medical information relevant to the application.

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