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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Paragraph 9 - Air guns and ammunition

Subject to certain, specified age restrictions, a person may possess, purchase or acquire an air gun which has kinetic energy of less than one joule.  The following age restrictions to this apply:-


a person under the age of 14 years may only possess one when supervised by someone of 21 years or more; and


only someone aged 17 years or more may purchase one.

Air gun ammunition may be possessed, purchased or acquired without restriction.

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