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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 47 – Possession of firearms on service premises

Provides for a person under the supervision of a member of the armed forces to possess a firearm and ammunition on service premises without the need for a firearm certificate or, in the case of a prohibited weapon, without the authority of the Secretary of State.  The exemption extends to a person undergoing training and assessment under the supervision of a member of the Ministry of Defence police.  It does not apply to a person providing security protection on service premises.

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