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Samoa. 1960 ‘Carriage or Possession of Arms, Ammunition, or Explosives, Except for Proper Purposes, Prohibited.’ The Arms Ordinance 1960 [Consolidated Law as at 31 December 2007]; Section 13. Apia: Attorney General of Samoa. 11 August

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13. Carriage or Possession of Arms, Ammunition, or Explosives, Except for Proper Purposes, Prohibited

(1) No person shall carry or be in possession of any firearm, ammunition, explosive, or dangerous weapon except for some lawful, proper, and sufficient
purpose, and the burden of proving such purpose shall lie on the defendant.

(2) No person who, while under the influence of drink or drugs to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the firearm, shall be in charge of any firearm.

(3) Every person who is at any time in possession of any explosive, including a detonator, shall, when called on so to do by a member of the Police Service of any rank, state the source from which such explosive or detonator was obtained, and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.

(4) Every person who commits a breach of this section commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

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