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Pitcairn. 2003 ‘Applications for Certificates.’ Local Government (Firearms Control) Regulations; Section 23 (Part III). Pitcairn: Island Council of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands. 28 March

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Applications for certificates

23 (1) An application for the grant of a firearm or shot gun certificate shall be made in the prescribed form to the Police Officer and shall contain all particulars required by such form.

(2) The Police Officer shall endorse the form accordingly and forward it to the Governor's Representative for decision as to grant.

(3) A certificate granted by the Governor's Representative shall, unless earlier revoked or cancelled, continue in force for a period of three years or such shorter period as the Governor's Representative may in his or her discretion determine, from the date when it was granted or last renewed….

(7) The Governor's Representative shall not grant a firearm certificate --
(a) to any person who he or she has reason to believe is prohibited by these Regulations from possessing a firearm to which regulation 4 applies, or to be of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or who is, in his or her opinion, not fit to be entrusted with such a firearm; or
(b) to any person in respect of whom he or she is not satisfied has a good reason for having in is or her possession or acquiring the firearm or ammunition to which the application relates and who can be permitted to possess or acquire the same without apprehension of danger to the public safety or peace.

(8) Any person who makes any statement, which he or she knows to be false for the purpose of procuring the grant or renewal of a certificate under this regulation whether for himself or herself or for another person shall be guilty of an offence.

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