Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Cross, Peter, Rick de Caris, Ettienne Hennop and Angus Urquhart. 2003 ‘Licensing - Arms and Ammunitions Act 1981 (Art. 9) - Botswana.’ The Law of the Gun: An Audit of Firearms Control Legislation in the SADC Region, p. 12. London: SaferAfrica and Saferworld. 1 June
Arms and Ammunitions Act 1981
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, no person shall own, purchase, acquire or have in his possession any arms or ammunition except under and in accordance with an arms licence issued under this section.
(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any air gun, air rifle or air pistol not being a type prescribed to be specifically dangerous.
(3) Regulations may provide for the issue and renewal of an arms licence, the conditions and duration of the licence, and any fee payable for the issue of the licence.
(4) Subject to subsection (5), any person who contravenes any provision of this section shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction thereof shall be liable to a fine not exceeding P250.
(5) Where the arms or ammunition in relation to which an offence has been committed are arms or ammunition of war, the penalty shall be a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than 10 years.