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Vanuatu. 1988 ‘Prohibition of Firearms in Certain Areas.’ Firearms Act 1988 [Cap 198]; Section 20 (2006 Consolidation). Port Vila: Parliament of Vanuatu. 28 March

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Prohibition of Firearms in Certain Areas

(1) The Minister, if he deems it expedient 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, (the proof whereof lies on him) refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of such order shall be guilty of an offence.

(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.

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