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Samoa. 1960 ‘Amnesty.’ The Arms Ordinance 1960 [Consolidated Law as at 31 December 2007]; Section 9A. Apia: Attorney General of Samoa. 11 August

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9A. Amnesty

(1) The Minister may from time to time in writing declare a firearm amnesty period.

(2) A person who hands a firearm in at a police station during a firearm amnesty period does not commit the offence under section 9 of being in possession of a firearm without a certificate or registration for that firearm.

(3) A person who hands ammunition, explosives or dangerous weapons in at a police station during a firearm amnesty period does not commit the offence under section 13 of carrying or being in possession of that ammunition, explosive or dangerous weapon except for a lawful, proper and sufficient purpose.

(4) Any firearm, ammunition, explosive or dangerous weapon handed in during a firearm amnesty period may immediately be disposed of in such manner as the Commissioner may direct.

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