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Ireland. 2009 ‘Restriction on Licensing of Short Firearms.’ Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Number 28 of 2009; Part 4. Dublin: Houses of the Oireachtas. 21 July

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Restriction on Licensing of Short Firearms

30.— The Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion of the following new sections after section 3A (as substituted by section 29 of this Act):

3D.—(1) As and from the date of commencement of this section, no application for a firearm certificate in respect of a short firearm shall be considered by an issuing person other than for —
(a) a device capable of discharging blank ammunition and to be used as a starting gun or blank firing gun;
(b) a short firearm of a type specified at paragraph 4(2)(e)1 of the Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 21 of 2008) and designed for use as so specified;
(c) a short firearm for which the applicant for the firearm certificate held a firearm certificate on or before 19 November 2008.

(2) Any firearm certificate in respect of a short firearm, other than one to which paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) relates, granted between 19 November 2008 and the date of commencement of this section and in force shall stand revoked.

(3) For the purposes of this section, "short firearm" means a firearm either with a barrel not longer than 30 centimetres or whose overall length (excluding the length of any detachable component) does not exceed 60 centimetres.".

ID: Q1579

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