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Fiji. 2003 ‘Dealer Licences.’ Arms and Ammunition Act; Part 4 (Section 10). Suva: Office of the Attorney-General. 1 January

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Dealers Licences

10. (1) A person who by way of trade or business, other than a licensed arms dealer or the dealers employees in the ordinary course of business of a licensed arms dealer,
(a) stores, assembles or disassembles, cleans, repairs, tests or proves any arms or ammunition;
(b) manufactures any component part of any arms or ammunition;
(c) sells, disposes of or exposes for sale any arms or ammunition; or
(d) keeps or has in his or her possession any arms or ammunition for any of the purposes mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c),
commits an offence.

(2) A person may, in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, apply to the Commissioner for a dealers licence to carry on business as an arms dealer, and the licence must specify every such place of business.

(3) A person applying for a dealers licence must provide particulars of every place at which the dealer proposes to carry on business as an arms dealer.

(4) The Commissioner must not issue a dealers licence unless the Commissioner is satisfied that:
(a) the applicant has adequate facilities and sufficient qualified employees to clean, repair, test, store and prove arms and ammunition;
(b) the place is a place at which a person can be permitted to carry on business as an arms dealer without danger to the public safety or the peace;
(c) adequate provisions exist at such place of business for the security of arms or ammunition; and
(d) any other prescribed requirements or conditions are complied with.

(5) A dealers licence expires on 31st December next following the date of issue.

(6) A licensed arms dealer must keep and maintain books containing accurate records of:
(a) all arms or ammunition imported or received by the dealer in the course of business;
(b) all arms or ammunition sold by the dealer;
(c) the marks by which all arms so sold can be identified with the date of sale and the name and address of the purchaser;
and must on demand produce the records for inspection by any authorised officer at any place and reasonable time the officer requires.

(7) A licensed arms dealer or the dealers employee or agent must not:
(a) sell or dispose of any arms or ammunition to a person; or
(b) repair any arms or ammunition for any person,
unless the person is the holder of a valid arms licence and arms identification card.

(8) The particulars of any ammunition sold or disposed of to a person by a dealer or a dealers employee must be endorsed upon the arms licence of the person by the dealer or the dealers employee.

(9) Every licensed arms dealer must, not later than 7 days after the start of each month, provide the Commissioner particulars in the prescribed form of:
(a) the dealers stock-in-trade;
(b) all arms and ammunition imported or received by the dealer in the course of business during the month.
(c) all arms and ammunition exported or sold by the dealer during the preceding month, with the name of purchasers.

(10) A person who contravenes subsection (6), (7), (8) or (9) commits an offence.

(11) A person who carries on business as an arms dealer at a place in respect of which a dealers licence has not been granted commits an offence.

ID: Q4883

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