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Samoa. 1960 ‘Permits for Possession.’ The Arms Ordinance 1960 [Consolidated Law as at 31 December 2007]; Section 7. Apia: Attorney General of Samoa. 11 August

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7. Permits for Possession

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, no person shall, whether by way of purchase or in any other manner, procure possession of any firearm or ammunition otherwise than pursuant to a permit under this section.

(2) No person shall, whether by way of sale or in any other manner, deliver possession of any firearm or ammunition to any person other than to a licensed dealer authorised to deal in firearms and ammunition or ammunition only, as the case may require, or to a person entitled to obtain the firearm or ammunition by virtue of any permit referred to in subsection (1).

(3) A permit under this section may be issued by the Arms Officer on payment of the fee prescribed in the First Schedule.

(4) Every person who commits or attempts to commit a breach of this section is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units, or to both such fine and imprisonment, and the burden of proving the existence and terms of any such permit as aforesaid shall be on the defendant.

(5) Every permit issued under this section shall remain in force for such period not exceeding 7 days as may be specified in the permit.

(6) Every such permit issued under this section may be revoked by the Arms Officer at any time.

(7) Nothing in this section shall apply to firearms known as humane killers.

ID: Q5031

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