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Papua New Guinea. 1978 ‘Moratorium on Issue of Licences.’ Firearms Act (1978); Section 5A (Part III). Port Moresby: National Parliament. 1 January
5A. Moratorium on Issue of Licences
(1) The Minister may, by notice in the National Gazette, declare a period of moratorium, during which --
(a) no licences or licences of a specified type of firearm; or
(b) no permits or permits of a specified type,
shall be issued.
(2) A declaration under Subsection (1) shall specify --
(a) the period during which the moratorium shall apply; and
(b) the type of licence and/or permit to which it applies.
(3) During a period of moratorium declared under Subsection (1) no licences or permits of the type referred to in the declaration shall be issued and no application for such licences or permits shall be accepted, notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary.
(4) A declaration under Subsection (1) does not prevent the transfer or renewal of licences or permits issued before the commencement of the period of moratorium.