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Fiji. 2009 ‘Public Emergency Regulations 2009 - Control of Arms.’ Public Safety Act; Vol. 10 (No. 5), pp. 14. Suva: Republic of Fiji Islands Government Gazette. 10 April

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Control of Arms

8.—(1) The President, notwithstanding that licences or permits have been issued under the provisions of any written law, may by order, prohibit the buying, selling or otherwise dealing in any arm, ammunition or explosives in any part of Fiji for such period as may be specified in such order, and may at the same time give directions —
(a) for the taking into custody of arms, ammunition and explosives;
(b) for the removal to a place approved by the Commissioner of Police or the Officer Commanding of any arms, ammunition and explosives;
(c) for the keeping of arms, ammunition and explosives in a secure place approved by the Commissioner of Police or the Officer Commanding;
(d) for the cancellation or suspension of licences or permits for arms, ammunition and explosives for the period specified in such order; and
(e) generally for the carrying into effect of such order, and any person who neglects to comply with such an order, shall be guilty of an offence.
Possession of arms, etc.

9.—(1) Any person who, without lawful excuse, the onus of providing which shall be upon him or her, carries or has in his or her possession or under his or her control—
(a) any arm, not being an arm which he or she is permitted to carry or possess or is duly licensed to carry or possess under the provisions of any law; or
(b) any ammunition or explosive, or any corrosive or inflammable substance, without lawful authority therefor, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the President may by order prohibit in the Fiji Islands, or in any area of the Fiji Islands specified in the order, the carrying by any person without a permit granted by a police officer of any arm, ammunition or explosive, or any corrosive or inflammable substance, including any arm, ammunition or explosive, or any corrosive or inflammable substance, which any person is permitted or licensed to carry under the provisions of any law and any person who contravenes any such order shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) This regulation shall not apply to any police officer, prisons officer or to any member of the Armed Forces, in the execution of his or her duty.

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