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Explanatory Memorandum to Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 5 - Grant of firearm certificate

Provides the criteria whereby the Chief Constable may grant a firearm certificate.  These have been recast to give primacy to public safety.  A new criterion that the applicant must be a fit person to be entrusted with a firearm has been added.  It also provides for the Chief Constable, to issue a duplicate certificate, on payment of the appropriate fee.

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