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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Specially dangerous weapons

    1. 1. Prohibited weapons and ammunition.

  3. Weapons requiring firearm certificate

    1. 2. Re-definition of exempted shot guns.

  4. Shot guns

    1. 3. Grant and renewal of shot gun certificates.

    2. 4. Shot guns

    3. 5. Restriction on sale of ammunition for smooth-bore guns.

  5. Converted and de-activated weapons

    1. 6. Shortening of barrels.

    2. 7. Conversion not to affect classification.

    3. 8. De-activated weapons.

    4. 8A.Controls on defectively deactivated weapons

  6. Firearm and shot gun certificates

    1. 9. Photographs on certificates.

    2. 10. Firearm and shot gun certificates

    3. 11. Grant of co-terminous certificates.

    4. 12. Revocation of certificates.

  7. Firearms dealers and other businesses

    1. 13. Firearms dealers.

    2. 14. Auctioneers, carriers and warehousemen.

  8. Exemptions

    1. 15. Approved rifle clubs and muzzle-loading pistol clubs.

    2. 15A. Coterminous pistol club licences and rifle club approvals.

    3. 15B.Fees in connection with approvals under section 15

    4. 16. Borrowed rifles on private premises.

    5. 16A. Possession of firearms on service premises.

    6. 16B. Possession of firearms on Ministry of Defence Police premises

    7. 17. Visitors’ permits.

    8. 18. Firearms acquired for export.

    9. 18A. Purchase or acquisition of firearms in other member States.

    10. 18B.Permitted electronic means

    11. 19. Firearms and ammunition in museums.

  9. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 20. Removal of arms and ammunition to Northern Ireland.

    2. 21. Payments in respect of prohibited weapons.

    3. 22. Firearms consultative committee.

    4. 23. Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.

    5. 24. Expenses and receipts.

    6. 25. Interpretation and supplementary provisions.

    7. 26. Corresponding provisions for Northern Ireland.

    8. 27. Short title, citation, commencement and extent.

    1. SCHEDULE

      Firearms and Ammunition in Museums

      1. Museum firearms licences

        1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may, on an application in...

      2. Variation and revocation

        1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may by notice in writing...

      3. Fees

        1. 3. Firearms and Ammunition in Museums

        2. 3A.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations authorise the...

      4. Offences and enforcement

        1. 4.(1) It is an offence— (a) for a person knowingly...

      5. Museums to which this Schedule applies

        1. 5.(1) This Schedule applies to the following museums— The Armouries,...

      6. Interpretation

        1. 6.In this Schedule references to the persons responsible for the...

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