Firearms Act 1964

Amendment of section 17 of Principal Act.

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21.(1) The restriction imposed by section 17 of the Principal Act on the importation into the State of firearms F16 [ or ammunition ] shall not apply in relation to the importation of a firearm by the holder of a firearm F16 [ or ammunition ] certificate in respect of the firearm which is in force.

(2) The said section 17 is hereby amended by—

( a) the deletion in subsection (3) of “ (not exceeding six months)”, and

( b) the deletion in subsection (4) of “ (not being more than one month)”.

F17 [ (3) In this section, ammunition does not include

( a ) component parts of ammunition, or

( b ) grenades, bombs and other similar missiles or their component parts. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F16

Inserted (1.08.2006) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 56(a), S.I. No. 390 of 2006.

F17

Inserted (1.08.2006) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 56(b), S.I. No. 390 of 2006.

F18

Repealed by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (28/2009), s. 38, not commenced as of 31.10.2012.

Modifications (not altering text):

C4

Section repealed by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (28/2009), s. 38, not commenced as of 31.10.2012.

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C5

Definition of firearm certificate extended (14.07.2000) by Firearms (Firearm Certificate for Non-Residents) Act 2000 (20/2000), s. 2(16), commenced as per s. 8(3).

Firearm certificates.

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(16) References to a firearm certificate in sections 11, 12, 21 and 24 of the Firearms Act, 1964, shall include references to a firearm certificate granted under this Act.