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Tanzania. 2001 ‘Interpretation.’ The Arms and Ammunition Act, Chapter 223, No.19 of 2007; Part 1 (Section 3). Dar es Salaam: Ministry of Home Affairs. 4 May

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Interpretation 3.-(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

"ammunition" includes –
(a) every shell, cartridge case, bomb, hand grenade, or projectile, whether containing any explosive or gas or chemical or not, and whether intended to be discharged from or by any gun or other propelling or releasing instrument or mechanism or not, except hand grenades which can be used only for the purpose of
extinguishing fires;
(b) every part of any such shell, cartridge case, bomb, hand grenade or projectile, whether such shell, cartridge case, bomb, hand grenade or projectile may have been completely formed at any time or not;
(c) every fuse, percussion cap, or priming cap, which could be used for the purpose of exploding any shell, bomb, hand grenade or other projectile;
(d) every bullet or cartridge clip;
(e) any explosive when enclosed in any case or contrivance, or otherwise adapted or prepared so as to form a cartridge, charge or complete round of small arms, cannon, or any other weapon, or to form any tube for firing, explosives, or to form a detonator, a projectile, or contrivance other than a firework, which can be used either singly or in suitable combinations, as, or in connection with, a missile;
(f) anything which may be declared by the Minister, by notice published in the Gazette, to be ammunition;

"armament" means any of the following: ammunition and arms of war, whether complete or in parts, namely, firearms, artillery of all kinds, apparatus for discharge of all kinds of explosive or gas-diffusing projectiles, flame throwers, bombs, grenades, machine guns, and rifles, small firearms, and breech-loading weapons of all kinds;

"arms" shall, subject to subsection (2), include –
(a) every firearm of any description;
(b) every air gun and every other kind of gun from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged;
(c) every sword, cutlass, spear, pike, bayonet, dagger, fighting iron, flick-knife, gravity knife or other deadly weapon;
(d) every gun, pistol or other propelling or releasing instrument or mechanism, from or by which any shell, cartridge, bomb, grenade, or projectile, containing any gas or chemical, could be discharged;

"Arms Authority" means the person, officer or department of Government declared to be the arms authority under section 5;…

"firearm" means any lethal barrelled weapon of any description other than a harpoon gun, from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, and includes any component part of any firearm and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon;…

"Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for home affairs…

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