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Niue. 1975 ‘Permits for Import of Firearms.’ Arms Act (1975); Section 3 (Reviewed 2006). Alofi: Legislative Assembly. 4 February

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Permits for Imports of Firearms

(1) No person shall bring or cause to be brought or sent into Niue any ammunition or any firearm otherwise than under a permit issued to him for that purpose by the Arms Officer in the appropriate form contained in Schedule 1 and on payment of the appropriate fee prescribed in Schedule 4.

(2) Before issuing such a permit the Arms Officer may require the applicant to produce for examination and testing the firearm or such samples of any firearms or ammunition referred to in the application as he shall think fit and may in his discretion refuse to grant a permit for any or all of the firearms or ammunition referred to in the application.

(3) The issue of any permit under this section shall be subject to such conditions as the Arms Officer may impose.

(4) The Arms Officer may at any time revoke any permit to import firearms or ammunition issued under this section.

(5) If any constable or any officer of Customs has reasonable grounds to suspect that firearms have been brought into Niue in breach of this section, or have been brought into Niue territorial waters and are intended to be brought into Niue in breach of this section, that constable or officer may seize such firearms or ammunition and detain the same.

(6) Notwithstanding subsection (1) it shall not be lawful for any person to import into Niue otherwise than in a manufactured cartridge for any firearms any dynamite, gelignite, nitroglycerine, blasting powder, or any other explosive of any nature whatever except by and on behalf of the Government of Niue.

ID: Q404

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