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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 9Revocation of firearm certificate

Provides that the Chief Constable shall revoke a firearm certificate where he is satisfied that the holder cannot be permitted to have it in his possession or to purchase or acquire a firearm or ammunition without danger to public safety or to the peace and where he is satisfied that the holder is prohibited under the Order from possessing a firearm. He may revoke a firearm certificate if he has reason to believe that the holder is not a fit person to be entrusted with a firearm or does not have a good reason for any firearm to which the certificate relates. He may also revoke a certificate if the holder fails to produce it when required to do so under Article 6(2). He may partially revoke a firearm certificate in relation to a firearm or ammunition where he has reason to believe that the holder does not have a good reason for them.

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