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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1936

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2Application of s.1 of principal Act to Crown, servants

(1)Notwithstanding any rule of law whereunder the provisions of the principal Act do not bind the Crown, so much of section one of that Act as relates to the purchase, but not so much thereof as relates to the possession, of firearms and ammunition shall apply to persons in the service of His Majesty in their capacity as such, subject, however, to the following modifications :—

(a)a person in the service of His Majesty duly authorised in writing in that behalf may purchase firearms or ammunition for the public service without holding a firearm certificate;

(b)a person in the naval, military or air service of His Majesty shall, if he satisfies the chief officer of police on an application under the said section one that he is required to purchase a firearm or ammunition for his own use in his capacity as such, be entitled without payment of any fee to the grant of a firearm certificate authorising the purchase.

(2)Paragraphs (a) and (f) of the proviso to subsection (8) of section one of the principal Act shall cease to have effect.

(3)For the purposes of this section, and for the purpose of the application of any such rule of law as aforesaid to the provisions of the principal Act, a member of a police force shall be deemed to be a person in the service of His Majesty.

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