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Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act, 1990

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Number 12 of 1990


FIREARMS AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS ACT, 1990


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

PART II

Amendments to Firearms Acts

3.

Collective citation and construction.

4.

Extension of Firearms Acts to crossbows and stun guns.

5.

Amendment of section 10 of Firearms Act, 1925.

6.

Authorisation to hold defective firearm without firearm certificate.

7.

Possession, sale, etc., of silencers.

8.

Reckless discharge of firearm.

PART III

Offensive Weapons

9.

Possession of knives and other articles.

10.

Trespassing with a knife, weapon of offence or other article.

11.

Production of article capable of inflicting serious injury.

12.

Power to prohibit manufacture, importation, sale, hire or loan of offensive weapons.

13.

Forfeiture of weapons and other articles.

14.

Power of arrest without warrant.

15.

Search warrants.

16.

Power of search without warrant.

17.

Extension of section 8 of Criminal Law Act, 1976.

18.

Repeal of portion of section 4 of Vagrancy Act, 1824.


Acts Referred to

Criminal Law Act, 1976

1976, No. 32

Firearms Act, 1925

1925, No. 17

Firearms Act, 1964

1964, No. 1

Firearms (Proofing) Act, 1968

1968, No. 20

Firearms Act, 1971

1971, No. 13

Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871

1871, c. 112

Vagrancy Act, 1824

1824, c. 83

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Number 12 of 1990


FIREARMS AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS ACT, 1990


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE FIREARMS ACTS, 1925 TO 1971, TO CONTROL THE AVAILABILITY AND POSSESSION OF OFFENSIVE WEAPONS AND OTHER ARTICLES AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [12th June, 1990]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: