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Solomon Islands. 1996 ‘Prohibition of Arms in Certain Areas.’ Firearms and Ammunition Act (1967); Section 25. Honiara: National Parliament. 1 January

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(1) Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Act, the Minister, if he deems it expedient on account of the prevalence of crimes involving the use of firearms or for any other reason, may by order --
(a) prohibit in any specified area and after a specified date and subject to such exceptions as he may specify, the possession, use or carrying of firearms and ammunition; and
(b) require that all firearms and ammunition within such specified area shall be delivered up to a 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 order shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of three hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(3) Any police officer may seize any firearm or ammunition required to be delivered up in consequence of an order under this section.

(4) Firearms and ammunition delivered up or seized in consequence of an order under this section may be detained as long as such order 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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