Updated to 25 July 2022 (Act No. 28 of 2022 and S.I. No. 382 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 12 June 1990 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 3-8 1 January 1991 Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (Part II) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 313 of 1990), art. 2
Ss. 9-18 12 June 1990 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act, Part II (ss. 3-8A)  included in collectively cited Firearms Acts S. 3(1)
Application of collectively cited Firearms Acts extended S.I. No. 362 of 1993, regs. 2, 8, 13
S. 4 repealed 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 63(a)
S. 6(1) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 6(1) amended 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 63(b)
S. 6(2) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 7 provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S. 7(1) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 7(3) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 7(4) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 7(6)(a) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 7(6)(b) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 7(8) amended 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 63(c)
S. 8 provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S. 8(a) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 8(b) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 8A inserted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 64
S. 9 provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S.9(7)(a) substituted 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 39
S.9(7)(a) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 9(7)(b) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S.9A - 9I inserted 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 40
S. 9B(1) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 9B(5) amended with transitional provisions 7/2022, ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 19, 26, sch. 1 ref. 16
S. 10 provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S. 10(3)(a) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 11 provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S. 11(a) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 12 provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S.12 application extended S. I. No. 66 of 1991, reg. 2
S. 12(3)(a) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 12(3)(b) amended 26/2006, s. 64, schedule 1. See 12/1990, s. 8A
S. 12A inserted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 65
S. 12A provision relating to bail 16/1997, ss. 1, 13(2), sch. paras. 16, 29, 30, sch. as substituted by 29/2007, s. 17(b)
S. 12A(9A) inserted 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 40(a)
S. 12A(10) amended 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 40(b)
S. 12A(12), (13) deleted with retrospective application 36/2021, ss. 7(b), 10, 11(2)
S. 12A(13)(b) amended 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 40(c)
S. 12A(14) amended with retrospective application 36/2021, ss. 7(c), 10, 11(2)
S. 15 form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 34, rl. 5, forms 34.11, 34.12, schedule B
S.16 substituted 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 41
S. 16A inserted 7/2018, ss. 1(3), 174

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 12 Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 338 of 2009)
S. 12(4) Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (Offensive Weapons) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 66 of 1991)