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Papua New Guinea. 1978 ‘Person Not to Own, etc. Pistol or High-Powered Firearm Without Licence.’ Firearms Act (1978); Section 27 (Part VII). Port Moresby: National Parliament. 1 January

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27. Person Not to Own, etc. Pistol or High-Powered Firearm Without Licence

(1) A person who owns or has in his possession --
(a) a pistol or a part of a pistol unless he is the holder of a pistol licence in respect of that pistol; or
(b) a high-powered firearm or a part of a high-powered firearm unless he is the holder of a high-powered firearm licence in respect of that high-powered firearm,
is guilty of an offence.
Penalty: A fine not exceeding K1,500.00 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding four months….

27A. Prohibition of Unlicensed Pistols and High-Powered Firearms

(1) On and from 1 October 1999–
(a) the provisions of this Part relating to the licensing of pistols and high-powered firearms shall cease to apply; and
(b) a person who owns or possesses a pistol or a high-powered firearm and holds a licence in respect of that pistol or high-powered firearm, granted under the provisions referred to under Paragraph (a), shall continue to own and possess that pistol or high-powered firearm, on the coming into operation of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1998; and
(c) a person who owns or possesses a pistol or a high-powered firearm which is unlicensed or of which he is not a licence holder, shall surrender that pistol or a high-powered firearm to an officer of the Police Force in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and
(d) the provisions of Section 27B shall apply.

(2) A person referred to under Subsection (1)(c) shall not be liable to
prosecution under this Act arising out of or in connection with his ownership or
possession of a pistol or a high-powered firearm.

(3) On and from 1 October 1999, a person who owns or has in his possession–
(a) a pistol or part of a pistol, unless he is the holder of a pistol licence in
respect of that pistol; or
(b) a high-powered firearm or part of a high-powered firearm, unless he is the holder of a high-powered firearm licence in respect of that high-powered firearm,
is guilty of an offence.
Penalty: A fine not exceeding K5,000.00 and imprisonment for a term not
exceeding five years.

ID: Q660

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