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Uganda. 1970 ‘Importation and Exportation of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act 1970, Chapter 299; Section 26. Kampala: Republic of Uganda. 1 December

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26. Importation and exportation of firearms and ammunition

No person shall import or export any firearm or ammunition except at any one or more places designated for the purpose by the Minister by a notice published in the Gazette and under and in accordance with an import permit issued by the chief licensing officer or an export permit issued by a licensing officer.

No person shall import or export any firearm or ammunition, or any firearm or ammunition of a class or type, of which the importation or exportation, as the case may be, is for the time being prohibited by the Minister by statutory order.

Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life.

The chief licensing officer or a licensing officer, as the case may be, may, at his or her discretion, refuse to grant any import or export permit under this section without assigning any reason for the refusal, and shall refuse to grant any such permit authorising —

the importation or exportation of any arms or ammunition of war unless the Minister has sanctioned the importation or exportation;

the importation or exportation of any firearm or ammunition of which the importation or exportation, as the case may be, is for the time being prohibited under subsection (2); and

the importation of any firearm or ammunition which has previously been exported without having obtained an export permit under this Act.

For the purposes of subsection (2), "firearm" includes a safety, toy and alarm pistol, and a rifle which is capable of being converted into, or has the appearance of, a barrelled weapon or which can be used or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or similar substance.

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