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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Paragraph 6: Certificates granted in Great Britain

This paragraph amends Articles 17 and 18 to clarify the law so that firearm and shotgun certificates from Great Britain would be accepted here without the need for a Certificate of Approval from the Chief Constable.

Our certificates are recognised in GB (those firearms without a certificate in GB would still need a certificate of approval e.g. airguns in excess of 1 Joule but under 12 foot pounds).

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