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South Sudan. 2016 ‘Powers and Functions of Registry.’ Firearms Bill 2016; Chapter II (Section 7), pp. 7-8. Juba: Republic of South Sudan. 1 January

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Section 7. Powers and Functions of Registry

The Registry shall have the following functions:

(a) control and management of licensed firearms with respect to dealers, manufacturers, gunsmiths, and private security companies;

(b) control and management of licence and permits issued for import, export, brokering, transportation and transit transactions;

(c) issuance of new licences, permits and re-licence of existing firearms in private possession.

(d) control and management of all permits issued for the temporary possession of firearms or exemption cases;

(e) ensuring submission of information to the database by dealers every 24 hours on all firearms sales, transfers and transactions made by dealers, as well as all transactions involving ammunition and propellant;

(f) creation of a link between the Registry of firearms and other relevant databases, including the criminal records database and the national population registration database;

(g) control of firearms of the deceased or liquidated estates;

(h) update of register of all firearms licensed for private use;

(i) keeping of documented copies of applications and licences for court purposes;

(j) maintenance and keeping of records of firearms for at least 30 years;

(k) submission of annual reports to the Minister1 on all imports, exports, transfers and transits; and

(l) issuance of licences or permits to gunsmiths, brokers,1 dealer and importers.

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