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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997

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42 Authorised dealing with firearms by registered firearms dealers.E+W+S

(1)In section 8 of the 1968 Act (authorised dealing with firearms), after subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)Subsection (1) above applies to the possession, purchase or acquisition of a firearm or ammunition in the ordinary course of the business of a firearms dealer notwithstanding that the firearm or ammunition is in the possession of, or purchased or acquired by, the dealer or his servant at a place which is not a place of business of the dealer or which he has not registered as a place of business under section 33 or 37 of this Act.

(2)In section 33(3) of the 1968 Act (applications for registration as firearms dealer)—

(a)for the words from the beginning to “applicant” there shall be substituted the words “ An applicant for registration as a firearms dealer ”;

(b)after the word “shall”, in the second place it appears, there shall be inserted the words “ (if he registers the applicant as a firearms dealer) ”.

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