Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Cross, Peter, Rick de Caris, Ettienne Hennop and Angus Urquhart. 2003 ‘Record Keeping - Botswana.’ The Law of the Gun: An Audit of Firearms Control Legislation in the SADC Region, pp. 22-23. London: SaferAfrica and Saferworld. 1 June
Arms and Ammunition Act, 1981
(1) There shall be a Central Arms Registry where there shall be recorded such information relating to arms and ammunition in accordance with the provisions of this Act and such other information as may be prescribed.
(2) The Central Arms Registry shall be under the control and management of the Commissioner.
(1) All arms and ammunition imported into Botswana either for the purpose of sale or for the personal use of the importer shall be registered in such manner as may be prescribed.
(7) Subject to subsection (8), any person who contravenes any provision of this section shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction thereof shall be liable to a fine not exceeding P2000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years, or to both.
(8) Where the arms or ammunition in relation to which an offence has been committed are arms or ammunition of war, the penalty shall be a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than 10 years.
For the purpose of this Act, the Commissioner shall keep or cause to be kept in the prescribed form a register of all dealers in arms and ammunition.