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Zambia. 1994 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms (Amendment) Act, Chapter 110, Firearms 13 of 1994; Section 2. Lusaka: Republic of Zambia. 1 January

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

"firearm" means-
(a) any lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet, bolt or other missile can be discharged or which can be adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet, bolt or other missile;
(b) any weapon of any description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing;
(c) any barrel or any frame or body to which a barrel may be attached, incorporating a mechanism designed to cause controlled detonation or discharge of any shot, bullet, bolt or other missile and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing such weapon;
but does not include an air gun which is not of a type declared by regulations made under this Act to be specially dangerous or any apparatus designed specially for the discharge of insecticides, fungicides, industrial or fire-fighting chemicals or for medical or surgical use;

"prohibited article" means-
(a) any firearm which is so designed or adapted that, if pressure is applied to the trigger, missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed from the trigger or the magazine containing the missiles is empty;
(b) any firearm or ammunition or class of firearm or ammunition declared by the Minister, by statutory instrument, to be a prohibited article for the purposes of this Act;

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