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Papua New Guinea. 1978 ‘Firearm Licences.’ Firearms Act (1978); Section 9 (Part IV). Port Moresby: National Parliament. 1 January
9. Firearm Licences
(1) Subject to this section, the Registrar, on receipt of an application and the prescribed fee, may issue a firearm licence in respect of a firearm produced to him if he is satisfied that the firearm is owned by a person who --
(a) is of or over the age of 18 years; and
(b) has not been convicted of an offence against this Act and sentenced to a term of imprisonment; and
(c) has not been convicted of an offence, otherwise than under this Act arising out of or in connection with his possession or use of a firearm and sentenced to a term of imprisonment; and
(d) is a fit and proper person to own a firearm; and
(e) can be reasonably permitted to have in his possession, to use and to carry the firearm without danger to the public safety or to the peace; and
(f) has a substantial reason for requiring a firearm,
and that the firearm is safe and fit for use.
(2) The Registrar shall refuse to issue a firearm licence in respect of a firearm if–
(a) he is not satisfied that the owner of the firearm is a person who has a
substantial reason for requiring the firearm; and
(b) for any reason, whether arising out of the number of firearms in the
locality concerned or otherwise, he is satisfied that the application
should be refused.
(3) With the application for the issue of a firearm licence in respect of a
firearm the applicant shall–
(a) in the case of a firearm obtained from a gun dealer–furnish a written
statement by that gun dealer that the provisions of Section 45 have been complied with; and
(b) in any case–furnish a certificate from a commissioned officer of the Police Force that the firearm has been inspected and is apparently safe and fit for use.
(4) A firearm licence applies only in respect of one firearm and authorizes the person to whom it is issued to have in his possession, to carry and to use that firearm for the substantial reason, in the area, and subject to the conditions, specified in the licence.
(5) A firearm licence, unless previously revoked --
(a) remains in force for a period of 12 months from the date of issue; and
(b) may be renewed from time to time for further periods each not exceeding 12 months…
(7) An application for the issue of a licence in respect of a firearm for the
reasons set out in Paragraphs (g), (h) or (i) of the definition of "substantial reason" in Section 2, shall be accompanied by a statutory declaration by the applicant setting out the location and ownership of land and permission of the owner of that land for use of the firearm on that land and a licence issued on such an application shall contain a condition that it shall be used only on that land.
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