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Zambia. 1994 ‘Firearm Certificate.’ Firearms (Amendment) Act, Chapter 110, Firearms 13 of 1994; Section 12. Lusaka: Republic of Zambia. 1 January

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12. (1) An application for the grant of a firearm certificate or a provisional firearm certificate shall be in the prescribed form and shall be made to the officer in charge of police at any police station in the Division in which the applicant resides or, in the case of a company, carries on business….

(3) An application under subsection (1) shall be forwarded by the officer in charge of police to the Inspector General who may-
(a) issue the certificate; or
(b) require the applicant to submit a certificate of competency; or
(c) require the applicant to satisfy the officer in charge of police that he has an adequate knowledge of the Firearms Code; or
(d) refuse the application without assigning any reason therefor.

(4) Without derogating from the generality of subsection (3) (d), an application for a firearm certificate shall be refused if, in relation to the firearm or ammunition in respect of which the application is made-
(a) the applicant is not in the opinion of the Inspector General a fit and proper person to be entrusted with the firearm or ammunition; or
(b) the applicant is not competent to use the firearm or ammunition; or
(c) the applicant has an inadequate knowledge of the Firearms Code; or
(d) the firearm or ammunition is in a dangerous condition; or
(e) the Inspector General has reason to believe that the firearm or ammunition is required for an unlawful purpose; or
(f) the firearm or ammunition is a prohibited article….

(8) A firearm certificate or a provisional firearm certificate shall be in the prescribed form and shall specify, inter alia-
(a) in the case of a firearm certificate, the description and serial number of the firearm to which it relates;
(b) in the case of a provisional firearm certificate, a general description of the type and calibre of firearm which the applicant wishes to acquire;
(c) as to ammunition, the quantities authorised to be purchased in any one year and the quantities authorised to be held at any one time;
(d) the conditions, if any, subject to which the firearm licence thereby authorised to be issued shall be held.

ID: Q2374

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