Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Malaysia. 1960 ‘Grant and Renewal of Arms Licences and Arms Permits.’ Laws of Malaysia, Act 206, Arms Act 1960 [Act as of January 2006]; Part II (Section 4). Kuala Lumpur: The Commissioner of Law Revision, Malaysia. 1 January

Relevant contents

Grant and Renewal of Arms Licences and Arms Permits

4. (1) An application for an arms licence or arms permit shall be made in the prescribed form to the Chief Police Officer of the State in which the applicant resides, and shall state such particulars as may be required by the said form.

(2) Subject to this Act and any regulations made thereunder, a Chief Police Officer may grant to an applicant an arms licence or arms permit, as the case may be, if he is satisfied that the applicant has a good reason for having in his possession, custody or control, or for carrying and using, as the case may be, the arms and ammunition in respect of which the application is made, and that he can be authorized in that behalf without danger to the public safety or the public interest.

(3) An arms licence or arms permit shall be in such form as may be prescribed, and shall specify the conditions and restrictions subject to which it is held, the nature and number or other identification mark of the arms to which it relates and, as respects ammunition, the quantities authorized to be held at any one time thereunder, and such other matters as may be prescribed.

(4) An arms licence or arms permit shall, unless previously revoked or cancelled, expire on the 30th day of June next following the date of issue, but may be renewed by the Chief Police Officer of the State in which the holder resides for a further period of one year from the said 30th day of June, and so on, from time to time; and the provisions of this section shall apply to the renewal of an arms licence or permit as they do to the grant thereof.

(5) The particulars of every arms licence or arms permit granted or renewed under this section shall be entered in a register to be kept by the Chief Police Officer of a State in such form and manner and at such place as may be prescribed.

(6) If application is made for a licence in respect of any arms or ammunition not marked with letters or figures or in such other manner that the same may be readily identified, the officer to whom application is made may, before issuing the licence, cause the arms or ammunition, as the case may be, to be marked with
some permanent mark whereby the same may be afterwards known and identified, but in such manner as not to injure or deface the same.

ID: Q5130

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.