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Northern Ireland. 2004 ‘Article 61: Carrying or Discharging Firearm in a Public Place.’ Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004; Part VII, p. 41. Belfast: Northern Ireland Assembly. 10 March

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Article 611: Carrying or Discharging Firearm in a Public Place

61.—(1) A person who has with him in a public place—

(a) a loaded shotgun;
(b) an air gun (whether loaded or not);
(c) any other firearm (whether loaded or not) together with ammunition suitable for use in that firearm; or
(d) an imitation firearm,

shall be guilty of an offence unless he shows that he had lawful authority or reasonable excuse for doing so.

(2) A person who discharges any firearm on any public road, or within 18 metres of the centre of any public road, or in any church, churchyard or burial ground shall be guilty of an offence unless he shows that he had lawful authority or reasonable excuse for doing so.

ID: Q6844

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