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Uganda. 1970 ‘Removal of Imported Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act 1970, Chapter 299; Section 27. Kampala: Republic of Uganda. 1 December

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27. Removal of imported firearms and ammunition

All firearms and ammunition imported under this Act shall be detained in police custody pending their removal in accordance with this section.

Any person who imports any firearm or ammunition by way of trade or business, or for the purpose of any trade or business, or for any purpose other than his or her own personal use, shall not remove that firearm or ammunition or cause it to be removed from police custody, unless he or she has first obtained from the chief licensing officer a removal permit in the prescribed form authorising him or her to remove the firearm or ammunition from the place where they are kept.

Any person who imports a firearm or ammunition for his or her own personal use shall not remove it or cause it to be removed from police custody unless —

he or she has first obtained a firearm certificate in respect of the firearm or ammunition; or

he or she shows that he or she is entitled by virtue of this Act to have the firearm or ammunition in his or her possession without holding a firearm certificate.

(4) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding two thousand shillings, or to both.

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