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Niue. 1975 ‘Permits for Possession.’ Arms Act (1975); Section 4 (Reviewed 2006). Alofi: Legislative Assembly. 4 February

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Permits for Possession

(1) Subject to this Act, no person shall, whether by way of purchase or in any other manner, procure possession of any firearm or ammunition otherwise than under a permit issued to him for that purpose by the Arms Officer in the form contained in Schedule 2.

(2) No person shall, whether by way of sale or in any other manner, deliver possession of any firearm or ammunition to any person other than to a person entitled to obtain the firearm or ammunition by virtue of any permit referred to in subsection (1).

(3) A permit may be issued by the Arms Officer on payment of the fee prescribed in Schedule 4.

(4) Every person who commits or attempts to commit a breach of this section is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding 2 penalty units or to both such fine and imprisonment, and the burden of proving the existence and terms of any such permit as aforesaid shall be on the defendant.

(5) Every permit issued under this section shall remain in force for such period not exceeding 28 days as may be specified in the permit.

(6) Every such permit issued may be revoked by the Arms Officer at any time.

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