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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 44 – Firearms acquired for export

Provides for a person, who does not hold a firearm certificate, to purchase a Category B firearm (firearm subject to authorisation for the purposes of Annex 1 to the European weapons directive) from a firearms dealer for export from Northern Ireland.  The Article sets out the conditions and the documents required for such a purchase. A firearms dealer is required to notify the Chief Constable of the transaction within 48 hours. Failure to comply is an offence.

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