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Kenya. 1954 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 114; Section 2. Nairobi: Republic of Kenya. 1 January

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Interpretation

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires -

"ammunition" means any cartridge, whether a blank, tracer, explosive, incendiary, gas-diffusing, signaling or any other cartridge of any other kind capable of being discharged from or used with a firearm and includes -

(a) any grenade, bomb or other missile whether explosive or not and whether or not capable of or intended for use with a firearm;
(b) any mine whether for use on land or at sea, depth charge or other explosive charge;
(c) any other container or thing designed or adapted for use in or as weapon for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other substance;
(d) any projectile, powder or other charge, primer, fuse or bursting charge forming part of any cartridge or any component part thereof; and
(e) any ammunition or pellets for use in an airgun, air rifle or air pistol;

"airgun", "air rifle" and "air pistol" mean, respectively, a gun rifle or pistol which discharges missiles by the pressure of air or other gas or by mechanical means which do not use the products of combustion or explosives;

"firearm" means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged or which can be adapted for the discharge of any shot, bullet or other missile and includes -

(a) a weapon of any description designed or intended to discharge -
(i) any noxious liquid, noxious gas or other noxious substance; or
(ii) an electrical charge which when it strikes any person or animal is of sufficient strength to stun and temporarily disable the person or animal struck (such weapon being commonly known as a "stun gun" or "electronic paralyser");
(b) any airgun, air rifle, air pistol, revolver, crossbow, laser gun or any other similar weapon;
(c) the barrel, bolt, chamber, silencer, muffler, flash-guard or any other accessory designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing a weapon and also other essential component part of any weapon; and
(d) any weapon or other device or apparatus which may be specified by the Minister by order published in the Gazette to be a firearm for the purposes of this Act;

"prohibited weapon" means -

(a) a firearm which is so designed or adapted that -
(i) when pressure is applied to the trigger missiles continue to be discharged until such pressure is removed or the magazine or belt containing the missiles is empty; or
(ii) for each pressure of the trigger more than one discharge of a missile can take place, unless such firearm has been modified to the satisfaction of the chief licensing officer so as to ensure that for each pressure of the trigger the discharge of only one missile can take place;

(b) any automatic or semi-automatic self-loading military assault rifle of 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm calibre or of any other calibre from time to time specified by the Minister by notice in the Gazette;

(c) a firearm fitted with or including any device, accessory or attachment which reduces or is designed or adapted to reduce the noise or flash caused by discharging such firearm and includes any such separate device, accessory or attachment;

(d) any weapon which can be or is designed or adapted to discharge any noxious liquid, gas or other substance unless such weapon, noxious liquid, gas or other substance are of classes or types authorized by the Minister by notice in the Gazette; and

(e) any firearm or ammunition prescribed or any class or type of firearm or ammunition or any such device, accessory or attachment as is referred to in paragraph (c) prescribed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette;

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