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Uganda. 1970 ‘Disposal of Firearms and Ammunition Forfeited, etc.’ Firearms Act 1970, Chapter 299; Section 38. Kampala: Republic of Uganda. 1 December

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38. Disposal of firearms and ammunition forfeited, etc

(1) Where any firearm or ammunition has been held under police custody for more than six months, the Inspector General of Police may order the disposal of the firearm or ammunition in any manner which he or she thinks fit if —

such steps as may be deemed appropriate by the Inspector General of Police have been taken to give notice to the owner of the firearm or ammunition of his or her intention to dispose of the firearm or ammunition and he or she has allowed the owner a period of not less than one month within which to make arrangements for the lawful disposal of the firearm or ammunition;

in the event of a firearm or ammunition being sold at the direction of the Inspector General of Police, the proceeds of the sale, after deduction of the expenses of and incidental to the sale, have been paid over to the owner or, if the owner cannot be traced, have been held on deposit for three months after which the proceeds shall be paid into the general revenue.

(2) Any owner of the firearm or ammunition who is aggrieved by any act or omission done or made under subsection (1) may, within fourteen days of the receipt of notice or, in the absence of the notice, within thirty days, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.

ID: Q3246

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