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Samoa. 1960 ‘Permits for Import of Firearms.’ The Arms Ordinance 1960 [Consolidated Law as at 31 December 2007]; Section 6. Apia: Attorney General of Samoa. 11 August

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6. Permits for Import of Firearms

(1) No person shall bring or cause to be brought or sent into Samoa any ammunition or any firearms otherwise than in pursuance of a permit issued to him or her for that purpose by the Arms Officer and on payment of the appropriate fee prescribed in the First Schedule. Such permit may be in respect of a firearm or ammunition imported by a person for his or her own use, or in respect of firearms imported by a dealer in any year ending on the next ensuing 31st day of March.

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

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

(4) If any member of the Police of any rank, or any officer of Customs has reasonable grounds to suspect that firearms have been brought into Samoa in breach of this section, or have been brought into Samoa territorial waters and are intended to be brought into Samoa in breach of this section, that member or officer may seize such firearms and detain the same…

(6) Any person who commits or attempts or conspires to commit a breach of this section shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to a fine not exceeding 200 penalty units or to both such fine and imprisonment, and the burden of proving the existence of any permit shall lie on the defendant.

ID: Q5030

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