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Solomon Islands. 1996 ‘Certain Weapons Prohibited Without Authority of Minister.’ Firearms and Ammunition Act (1967); Section 26 (Part V). Honiara: National Parliament. 1 January

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Certain Weapons Prohibited Without Authority of Minister

26.—(1) No person without the authority of the Minister shall sell, purchase or have in his possession any firearm 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) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(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 conditions he shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of two hundred dollars or to imprisonment for three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

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

(5) The 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 maybe specified in the notice within twenty-one 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 liable to a fine of two hundred dollars.

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