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

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Table 4.2: Genuine Reason: American Samoa

Plantation protection and hunting are the most commonly accepted reasons for firearm ownership.

Ownership for self defence is prohibited.

Written endorsement of the applicant's good character and the stated need for each firearm must first be obtained from the village mayor, county chief, and police.

Source cited:
Interview with Michael Sala, Deputy Police Commissioner, American Samoa Department of Public Safety, Pago Pago, 13 February 2003

ID: Q369

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