Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Restrictions on/ Conditions of Relinquishing and Regaining Possession of Small Arms: Transfer and Exchange of Firearms.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, pp. 25-26. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February
Restrictions on/ Conditions of Relinquishing and Regaining Possession of Small Arms
The Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Act, 1986
No person shall sell, or transfer, to any person, any arms, or dispose of the same, in any of the forms of disposal, save in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Arms, Ammunition & Explosives Regulations 1993, incorporating Amendment No. 1 of 1997
Transfer of Firearms
(1) No firearm may be transferred by one person to another by any means of disposal.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1, a firearm may be transferred with the approval of the licensing authority in the following circumstances:
(C) A wish to sell the firearm to another person who fulfils the conditions set out in these regulations for the possession of a firearm, provided the seller does not hand over another firearm of the same type and calibre.
(D) The relinquishment of the licensed weapon to the state for the purposes of acquiring a new firearm of the same type and calibre.
(E) The licensing authority may approve the exchange of a firearm between one person and another on condition that they are of the same type and calibre (Amendment 97).
Exchange of Firearms
Old firearms may not be exchanged for new firearms of the same type, unless the applicant produces a certificate from the Department to the effect that the old firearm is not fit for use.