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S.I. No. 338/2009 - Firearms and offensive Weapons Act 1990 (offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2009

S.I. No. 338 of 2009

FIREARMS AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS ACT 1990 (OFFENSIVE WEAPONS) (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 28th August, 2009.

I, DERMOT AHERN, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 12 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (No. 12 of 1990), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2009.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on 1 September 2009.

2. Article 2 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (Offensive Weapons) Order 1991 ( S.I. No. 66 of 1991 ) is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph (e) by substituting “foot, ankle, arm, hand or wrist” for “foot, ankle, hand or wrist”;

(b) in paragraph (q) by substituting “machete or matchet;” for “machete or matchet.”;

(c) by inserting, after paragraph (q), the following paragraph:

“(r) the sword sometimes known as samurai or katana, other than such a sword—

(i) made before 1954, or

(ii) made at any other time according to traditional methods of making swords by hand.”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

25 August 2009.

DERMOT AHERN,

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.