FIREARMS (PROOFING) ACT 1968


Number 20 of 1968


FIREARMS (PROOFING) ACT 1968

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2016


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Firearms (Proofing) Act 1968. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

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Number 20 of 1968


FIREARMS (PROOFING) ACT 1968

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2016


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Firearms Acts 1925 to 1990 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, ( Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (12/1990), s. 3(1)). The Acts in the group are:

Firearms Act 1925 (17/1925)

Firearms Act 1964 (1/1964)

Firearms (Proofing) Act 1968 (20/1968)

Firearms Act 1971 (13/1971)

Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (12/1990), Part II

Firearms (Proofing) Act 1968 (20/1968) is excluded from the collective citation ( Firearms Acts 1925 to 2009) from 14 July 2000 by Firearms (Firearms Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000 (20/2000), s. 8(2).

European Communities (Acquisition and Possession of Weapons and Ammunition) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 362 of 1993), as amended, also deal with firearms.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

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Material not updated in this revision

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000 (20/2000)

Firearms (Temporary Provisions) Act 1998 (32/1998)

Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (12/1990)

Firearms Act 1971 (13/1971)

All Acts up to and including International Protection Act 2015 (66/2015), enacted 30 December 2015, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

European Communities (Acquisition and Possession of Weapons and Ammunition) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 362 of 1993)

Offences Against the State (Scheduled Offences) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 142 of 1972)

Firearms (Shotguns) (Proofing Methods, Marks and Fees) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 65 of 1969)

Firearms (Proofing) Act, 1968 (Commencement) Order 1969 (S.I. No. 64 of 1969)

All statutory instruments up to and including Credit Union Act 1997 (Regulatory Requirements) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 1 of 2016), made 1 January 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 20 of 1968


FIREARMS (PROOFING) ACT 1968

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2016


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


Acts Referred to

Firearms Act, 1964

1964, No. 1

Firearms Act, 1925

1925, No. 17


Number 20 of 1968


FIREARMS (PROOFING) ACT 1968

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2016


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROOFING BY THE INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS OF CERTAIN FIREARMS, TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE FIREARMS ACTS, 1925 AND 1964, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [3 rd July, 1968]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Previous affecting provision: application of collectively cited Firearms Acts 1925 to 1990 extended (9.12.1993) by European Communities (Acquisition and Possession of Weapons and Ammunition) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 362 of 1993), reg. 8; Firearms (Proofing) Act 1968 (20/1968) subsequently excluded from the collective citation (14.07.2000) by Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000 (20/2000), s. 8(2), commenced as per s. 8(3).

E2

Previous affecting provision: offences under the Firearms Acts 1925 to 1971 declared to be scheduled offences for the purposes of Part V of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 (No. 13 of 1939) (30.05.1972) by Offences Against the State (Scheduled Offences) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 142 of 1972), art. 2 and appendix, commenced on enactment. Firearms (Proofing) Act 1968 (20/1968) subsequently excluded from the collective citation (14.07.2000) by Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Act 2000 (20/2000), s. 8(2), commenced as per s. 8(3).