Firearms (Firearm Certificates For Non-Residents) Act 2000
Prohibition of false information and alteration of firearm certificates.
3.—(1) A person shall not knowingly give false information to the issuing person in relation to an application for a firearm certificate.
(2) A person shall not forge a document purporting to be a firearm certificate, or use or knowingly have in his or her possession such document.
(3) A person shall not alter or use a firearm certificate, or use an altered certificate, with intent to deceive.
(4) A person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F7[€2,500] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding F7[€20,000] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.
Substituted (1.08.2006) by Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (12/1990), s. 8A as inserted by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 64 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 390 of 2006.