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India. 1959 ‘Prohibition of Acquisition or Possession, or of Manufacture or Sale, of Prohibited Arms or Prohibited Ammunition.’ Arms Act (1959), Act No. 54, An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Law Relating to Arms and Ammunition; Chapter 2 (Section 7). New Delhi: Parliament of the Republic of India. 23 December
7. Prohibition of acquisition or possession, or of manufacture or sale, of prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition.
No person shall--
(a) acquire, have in his possession or carry; or
(b) use, manufacture, sell, transfer, convert, repair, test or prove; or
(c) expose or offer for sale or transfer or have in his possession for sale, transfer, conversion, repair, test or proof;
any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition unless he has been specially authorised by the Central Government in this behalf.
2. Definition and interpretation. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--
(h) "prohibited ammunition" means any ammunition containing or designed or adapted to contain, any noxious liquid, gas or other such thing, and includes rockets, bombs, grenades, shells, missiles, articles designed for torpedo service and submarine mining and such other articles as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify to be prohibited ammunition;
(i) "prohibited arms" means--
(i) firearms so designed or adapted that, if pressure is applied to the trigger, missiles continue to be dis-charged until pressure is removed from the trigger or the magazine containing the missiles is empty, or
(ii) weapons of any description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other such thing, and includes artillery, anti-aircraft and anti-tank firearms and such other arms as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify to be prohibited arms;]