Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Genuine Reason: A Snapshot of Pacific Definitions.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 4.2), pp. 63. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Table 4.2: 'Genuine reason': A snapshot of Pacific definitions
'Genuine Reason' is not defined in law. In practice, a firearm can be owned when the applicant owns a livestock farm or establishes a sporting purpose, but not for general protection.
Personal correspondence with Li'o Masipa u, Chief Legal Adviser to Samoa Police, Apia, 10 July 2002.