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Papua New Guinea. 1978 ‘Preliminary.’ Firearms Act (1978); Part 1 (Section 1). Port Moresby: National Parliament. 1 January

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Independent State of Papua New Guinea

An Act entitled FIREARMS ACT 1978,

Being an Act to regulate and control the licensing and use of firearms, and for related purposes.


This Act, to the extent that it regulates or restricts a right or freedom referred
to in Subdivision III.3.C (qualified rights) of the Constitution, namely–
(a) the freedom from arbitrary search and entry conferred by Section 44 of the Constitution; and
(b) the right to privacy conferred by Section 49 of the Constitution, is a law that is made for that purpose.

[Editor's Note: After reviewing available legislation and other source documents, found no evidence of a provision in law to regulate this aspect of firearm policy. As some authorities enforce restrictions only in practice, the mere absence of a published legal provision should be treated with caution]

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