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American Samoa. 1978 ‘Prohibited Weapons.’ Criminal Justice Code (1978) - Weapons; Chapter 42 (Section 46.4202). Pago Pago: Legislative Assembly. 13 December

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Prohibited Weapons

(a) A person commits a crime if he knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs or sells:

(1) an explosive weapon;
(2) a machine gun;
(3) a gas gun;
(4) a short barreled rifle or shotgun;
(5) a firearm silencer;…
(8) any other arms… for which a valid license from the Commissioner of Public Safety has not been obtained.

(b) A person does not commit a crime under this section if his conduct:…

(5) was incident to dealing with the weapon solely as a curio, ornament, or keepsake, or to using it in a manner reasonably related to a lawful dramatic performance; but if the weapon is a type described in paragraph (a) (1), (3), (4) or (5), it must be in a nonfunctioning condition that it cannot readily be made operable. No machine gun may be possessed, manufactured, transported, repaired, or sold as a curio, ornament, or keepsake even if it is inoperable and cannot readily be made operable.

ID: Q373

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