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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1936

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14Provisions as to Northern Ireland

(1)The provisions of section two and section seven of this Act and of this section, and such of the provisions of this Act as amend section six and section nine of the principal Act, shall extend to Northern Ireland, subject to the modifications set out in the next following subsection, but save as aforesaid this Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

(2)In the application of the said provisions to Northern Ireland the following modifications shall be made:—

(a)references to the principal Act shall be construed as references to the Firearms Act, 1920, as applied to Northern Ireland by section eighteen thereof and as amended by the provisions of this Act which extend to Northern Ireland and by any enactment for the time being in force passed by the Parliament of Northern Ireland;

(b)the expressions " chief officer of police," " firearm," " ammunition " and " firearm certificate " shall have the meanings assigned to them by the Firearms Act, 1920, as so applied and amended ;

(c)the following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (2) of section two :—

(2)Paragraph (a) of the proviso to subsection (8) of section one of the principal Act, except so far as it relates to persons in a police force, and paragraph (f) of that proviso shall cease to have effect;

(d)subsection (3) of section two shall not apply, and in that section the expression " persons in the service of His Majesty" shall not include persons employed in Irish services within the meaning of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920;

(e)subsection (7) of section seven shall not apply.

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