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Tonga. 1968 ‘Certain Weapons Prohibited Without Authority of Prime Minister.’ Chapter 39. Arms and Ammunition Act, 1968 [1988 Revised Edition]; Section 26 (Part VI). Nuku'alofa: Legislative Assembly. 29 November

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26. Certain Weapons Prohibited Without Authority of Prime Minister

(1) No person without the authority of the Prime Minister shall sell, purchase or have in his possession any arm which is so designed or adapted that if pressure is applied to the trigger, missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed from the trigger or the magazine containing the missiles is empty.

(2) If any person contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.

(3) Any authority given to any person under this section shall be given in
writing and shall be subject to such conditions as may be specified therein, and if that person fails to comply with any such condition he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $40 or to both such imprisonment and fine.

(4) The conditions specified in an authority as aforesaid shall include conditions as the Prime Minister having regard to the circumstances of each particular case thinks fit to impose for the purpose of securing that the arm to which the authority relates will not endanger the public safety or the peace.

(5) The Prime Minister may at any time if he thinks fit revoke any authority
given by him to any person as aforesaid by notice in writing requiring that
person to deliver up the authority to such person as may be specified in the notice within 21 days from the date of the notice, and if that person fails to comply with that requirement he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $40.

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