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South Sudan. 2009 ‘Section 72: Possession of Dangerous Weapons.’ Penal Code Act, 2008; Chapter V, pp. 58-59. Djouba: Ministry for Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development of South Sudan, The Southern Sudan Gazette. 10 February
72. Possession of Dangerous Weapons
(1) Whoever is in an unlawful possession of:
(a) artillery of any kind or any shell or other ammunition therefore;…
(c) a bomb, grenade or similar missile or device, whether capable of use with a firearm or not, including any fuse, detonator or timing device therefor;
(d) a machine-gun or sub-machine-gun; or
(e) any automatic or semi-automatic firearm other than a pistol, that is being used by the Defence, other organized forces, Police or other forces of any neighbouring State, commits an offence, and upon conviction,
shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or with a fine or with both.
(2) It shall be a defence to a charge of possessing a dangerous weapon for the accused to prove that:
(a) he or she was the holder of a license or permit issued under any law authorizing his or her possession of the weapon concerned; or
(b) he or she possessed the weapon concerned in the course of his or her duties as a member of the defence or other organized forces or as an employee of the State duly authorised to possess the weapon.