Firearms (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1924

Savings for military and police and for antique weapons, and for enactments relating to explosives.

7.—(1) Nothing in this Act or in any regulation made under this Act shall apply to any firearm or ammunition belonging to or issued to, or in the possession of, a member of the Defence Forces of Saorstát Eireann or of a police force in Saorstát Eireann as part of his arms or equipment as such member, or to the possession, user, or carriage of any firearm or ammunition by any such member in the performance of his duty as such.

(2) Nothing in this Act relating to firearms shall apply to an antique firearm which is sold, bought, carried, or possessed as a curiosity or ornament.

(3) The provisions of this Act relating to ammunition shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any enactment relating to the keeping and sale of explosives.