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Tuvalu. 1964 ‘Possession of Arms and Ammunition Prohibited Except Under Licence.’ Chapter 74: Arms and Ammunition Ordinance 1964 [Revised Edition 1990]; Section 4 (Part III). Funafuti: House of Assembly. 17 February

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4. Possession of Arms and Ammunition Prohibited Except Under Licence

(1) No person shall possess, use or carry any arm or ammunition except under a licence in respect of each arm and such ammunition so possessed, used or carried and in accordance with the prescribed conditions of such licence.

(2) (a) Any person who shall possess, use or carry any arm or ammunition without such licence shall be liable in respect of every such arm or the total of ammunition so possessed, used or carried --
(i) if the offence was committed in a prohibited area, to imprisonment for 10 years and to a fine of $2000;
(ii) if the offence was committed elsewhere, to imprisonment for 2 years and to a fine of $400.
(b) Any person who shall possess, use or carry any arm or ammunition otherwise than in accordance with the prescribed conditions of such licence shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of 1 year and to a fine of $200.

(3) The following persons shall be exempted from the operation of this section to the extent specified --
(a) carriers and their servants;
(b) any member of a rifle club… for the lawful purposes of such club or association;
(c) any member of a recognised Naval or Military or Air Force or any police officer or any person employed in the Prisons Staff or in the Customs Staff;
(d) the crew and passengers of any vessel, other than a vessel solely engaged in carrying goods or passengers within Tuvalu, in respect of arms or ammunition which are part of the ordinary armament of such vessel, or which are in or upon such vessel and required for the service thereof;
(e) any public officer specifically exempted in writing from the operation of this section by the Minister, acting in his discretion, in respect of the arms or ammunition specified in the exemption;
(f) any person engaged in the construction of buildings in respect of any nail gun;
(g) the Tuvalu Co-operative Society in respect of arms or ammunition in its possession for sale in the ordinary course of business.

(4) Persons exempt under paragraph (b) of subsection (3) shall furnish annually in writing to the Chief of Police particulars of all arms and ammunition in their possession in respect whereof no licence is in force, with the name of the maker of such arms and the number, if any marked thereon for purposes of identification.

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