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Sierra Leone. 2012 ‘Management and Security of Stockpiles & Possession and Use Within Sierra Leone.’ Arms and Ammunition Act, 2012; Part III-IV (Art. 10, 16-17), pp. 6, 10. Freetown: Sierra Leone. 30 August

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10. (1) The Registrar shall regularly review the storage facilities and conditions of small arms and light weapons in order to identify, for disposal –
(a) surplus and obsolete stocks of small arms and light weapons held by armed and security forces and other authorised bodies;
(b) seized small arms and light weapons;
(c) unmarked small arms and light weapons; and
(d) illicitly held small arms and light weapons;
(e) small arms and light weapons collected in the implementation of peace accords or programmes for the voluntary handing in of weapons.
(2) All small arms and light weapons so collected under subsection (1), shall be registered and securely stored or destroyed […]

16. (1) A person who takes possession of any small arm or light weapon which belonged to a deceased person shall deposit such small arm or light weapon together with any licence relating to the same at the National Small Arms and Light Weapons Registry or to the nearest police station.
(2) The Registrar shall not grant an authorization for the release of any small arm or light weapon deposited in a Small Arms and Light Weapons Registry or police station under subsection (1), except with the written consent of the person administering the estate of such deceased person.

17. Any person who is in possession of small arm or light weapon which –
(a) has become unlawful in consequence of the expiry, suspension or revocation of a licence;
(b) has become unserviceable or which that person no longer wishes to retain; or
(c) has been found but the owner has not been identified, shall, within such time as may be prescribed, deposit the small arm or light weapon at the National Small Arms and Light Weapons Registry or the nearest police station.

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