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Tonga. 1968 ‘Prohibition of Arms in Certain Areas.’ Chapter 39. Arms and Ammunition Act, 1968 [1988 Revised Edition]; Section 25 (Part V). Nuku'alofa: Legislative Assembly. 29 November

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25. Prohibition of Arms in Certain Areas

(1) Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Act, Cabinet, if it deems it expedient on account of the prevalence of crimes involving the use of arms in any area in the Kingdom may by proclamation:
(a) prohibit in such area and after a specified date and subject to such exceptions as it may specify, the possession, use or carrying of arms and ammunition;
(b) order that all arms and ammunition within such area shall be delivered up on demand to any police officer before a specified date.

(2) Any person who without reasonable cause, proof whereof shall lie upon him, refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of such proclamation shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $100 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(3) Arms and ammunition delivered up or seized in consequence of a proclamation under this section may be detained as long as such proclamation is in force and for such reasonable period thereafter as may be necessary to enable the owners to collect or re-license them.

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