Citation(s) from the literature library

Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Genuine Reason: A Snapshot of Pacific Definitions.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 4.2), pp. 63. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March

Relevant contents

Table 4.2: 'Genuine reason': A snapshot of Pacific definitions


'Genuine Reason' is not defined in law. In practice, a firearm can be owned when the applicant owns a livestock farm or establishes a sporting purpose, but not for general protection.

Source cited:

Personal correspondence with Li'o Masipa u, Chief Legal Adviser to Samoa Police, Apia, 10 July 2002.

ID: Q346

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