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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.

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