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Uganda. 1970 ‘Special Provisions Relating to Certain Types of Weapons and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act 1970, Chapter 299; Section 25. Kampala: Republic of Uganda. 1 December

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25. Special provisions relating to certain types of weapons and ammunition.

(1) It shall not be lawful for any person, other than a person in the service of the Government in his or her capacity as such, or a person authorised in that behalf by the Minister, to sell, transfer, purchase, acquire or have in his or her possession —

any firearm which is so designed or adapted that, if pressure is applied to the trigger, missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed from the trigger or until the magazine containing the missiles is empty;

any firearm possessing a mechanism which ejects the expended cartridge and reloads the firearm by manual action other than the pressing and releasing of the trigger;

any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or similar thing dangerous to human beings;

any ammunition containing, or designed or adapted to contain, any such noxious thing; or

any firearm or ammunition specified, or any firearm or ammunition of a class or type specified, by the Minister by statutory instrument.

Any person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to both.

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