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14(1)In this Schedule “the Firearms Order” means the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (SI 2004/702 (NI 3)).N.I.
(2)Expressions used in this Schedule and in the Firearms Order have the same meanings in this Schedule as in that Order.
(3)The following provisions of the Firearms Order apply as if paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 to 7 of this Schedule were contained in that Order—
(a)Article 52 (power of search with warrant);
(b)Article 69(4) (limitation period for prosecutions);
(c)Article 72 (forfeiture and disposal of firearms and ammunition);
(d)Article 81 (savings).
(4)Article 77(3) of the Firearms Order (certain persons deemed to be in armed forces) applies for the purposes of—
(b)any rule of law under which any of the provisions of paragraph 1, 2, 4 or 7 do not bind the Crown,
as it applies for the purposes of Article 77.
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