CoronavirusSee Coronavirus legislation
Get Coronavirus guidance from GOV.UK
Additional advice for Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland

Search Legislation

Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 8- Content and duration of firearm certificate

Provides that a firearm certificate should contain a description of each firearm to which it relates and specify the quantities of ammunition which can be purchased or held at any one time.  The certificate must also specify the conditions subject to which it is held and the date on which it expires. The following new provisions have been included - a requirement for the inclusion of the details of any firearms club of which the holder is a member, an increased duration period, from 3 to 5 years and an order making power for the Secretary of State to vary the duration of firearm certificates.

Back to top


Print Options


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources