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Vanuatu. 1988 ‘Firearm Offence Penalties.’ Firearms Act 1988 [Cap 198]; Schedule: Penalties (2006 Consolidation). Port Vila: Parliament of Vanuatu. 28 March

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Firearm Offence Penalties

Schedule: Penalties [selected examples]

Section 3. Possessing etc. firearm or ammunition: Fine not exceeding VT20,000 without firearm licence or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 6 months or to both.

Section 6. Trading in firearm or ammunition: Fine not exceeding without holding firearm dealer's licence VT.50,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months or to both.

Section 7. Importing firearm or ammunition: Fine not exceeding VT50,000 without holding a firearms import or imprisonment for a period licence [sic.] not exceeding 12 months or to both.

Section 8. Manufacturing, selling etc., prohibited: Fine not exceeding weapons [sic.] VT100,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 2 years or to both.

Section 26. Possession of any firearm or ammunition with intent to endanger human life: Fine not exceeding VT 750,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 years or to both.

Section 27. Use of firearms to resist arrest or detention: Fine not exceeding VT 500,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years or to both.

Section 28. Carrying firearms or imitation firearms with intent to commit an offence, or to resist or prevent arrest: Fine not exceeding VT 500,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years or to both.

Section 29. Carrying loaded firearm in public place: Fine not exceeding VT 250,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 5 years or to both.

Section 30. Trespassing with firearm on land: Fine not exceeding VT 250,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 5 years or to both.

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