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Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Personal Suitability to Possess Arms - General Conditions.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, p. 21. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents

Personal Suitability to Possess Arms - General Conditions

Arms, Ammunition & Explosives Regulations 1993, incorporating Amendment No. 1 of 1997

Possession of Firearms - Licence To Possess Firearms & Conditions Thereof

Art. 14

(2) The applicant for a firearms licence must meet the following conditions:

(A) He is a person of good conduct and behaviour.

(C) He has not been convicted of any violent crime or any crime involving a breach of honour or trust.

(D) He is not an addict or suffering from any illness specified by the Medical Commission.

(E) His professional status or income is not less than that set out in Schedule III attached to these regulations. This provision will apply to those who have retired.

(F) He should provide a certificate of his criminal status.

General Rules

Art. 25

When considering an application for a firearm or ammunition licence, regard must be had to the following rules:

(G) The licensing authority may require a person applying to possess a firearm to undergo a medical examination to ascertain [sic.]

Art. 26

A competent police officer may seize a firearm and recommend to the licensing authority that it withdraw the licence of any person who is shown to have become unfit to carry a firearm due to insanity, addiction or smuggling to the extent that he constitutes a danger to the public security (Amendment 97).

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