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Zambia. 1994 ‘Young Persons.’ Firearms (Amendment) Act, Chapter 110, Firearms 13 of 1994; Section 18. Lusaka: Republic of Zambia. 1 January

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18. (1) Except as provided by this section, a person who has not attained the age of twenty-one years shall not purchase, acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition, and no person shall sell, let on hire or give any firearm or ammunition to a person whom he knows or has grounds for believing to be under the age of twenty-one years.

(2) A person who has attained the age of eighteen years may purchase, acquire or have in his possession an air gun having a calibre of or exceeding .44958 centimetres.

(3) A person who has attained the age of eighteen years may have in his possession a firearm or ammunition in circumstances in which he is permitted to have possession thereof without holding a firearm licence by virtue of subsection (4), (5) or (6) of section eleven or where he is under the immediate supervision of an adult who is authorised under this Act to possess the firearm or ammunition.

(4) No person shall permit or enable a person whom he knows or has grounds for believing to be under the age of eighteen years to have possession of a firearm or ammunition except where that other person is entitled to have possession thereof by virtue of subsection (3), and if any person under the age of eighteen years is in possession of any firearm or ammunition the holder of the firearm licence or certificate of exemption relating thereto and the father or other person in immediate control of the person under the age of eighteen years shall be presumed to have permitted or enabled such possession unless he satisfies the court that he could not reasonably have prevented such possession.

(5) No person shall permit or enable a person under the age of fourteen years to have possession of an air gun except under the immediate supervision of an adult and if any person under the age of fourteen years is in possession of an air gun otherwise than under such supervision the father or other person in immediate control of the person under the age of fourteen years shall be presumed to have permitted or enabled such possession unless he satisfies the court that he could not reasonably have prevented such possession….

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