Firearms Act 1964

Amendment of section 8 of Principal Act.

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17. Section 8 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

( a) the substitution of “ sixteen years” for “fifteen years” in paragraph ( a) of subsection (1),

( b) the deletion of paragraphs ( d) and ( e) of subsection (1) and the insertion of the following paragraphs:

“( d) any person who has been sentenced by any court in the State to penal servitude or to imprisonment for any term which has not expired or has expired within five years previously for a crime in the course of which a firearm was used or a firearm or an imitation firearm was produced for the apparent purpose of intimidating any person or a threat to use a firearm against any person or property was made, and

( e) any person who has been sentenced by any court in the State to penal servitude or to imprisonment for any term of not less than three months which has not expired or has expired within five years previously for a crime consisting of or including an assault on any person, and”.