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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 41 – Notification of loss, repair or deactivation of firearms, etc.

Provides that where in Northern Ireland a firearm is lost or stolen the certificate or permit holder must notify the Chief Constable immediately.  Where a firearm, which has been ballistically tested under Article 54, is subsequently repaired or altered, the certificate or permit holder must notify the Chief Constable within 72 hours.  If a firearm is destroyed or deactivated, the Chief Constable must be notified within 7 days. The Article prescribes the content of the notice. Failure to comply is an offence.

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