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Tanzania. 2001 ‘Safe Custody of Arms and Ammunition.’ The Arms and Ammunition Act, Chapter 223, No.19 of 2007; Part VI (Section 32). Dar es Salaam: Ministry of Home Affairs. 4 May

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Safe Custody of Arms and Ammunition

32.-(1) Any person having in his possession, control or custody of any arms or ammunition shall take all such precautions as may be reasonably necessary to prevent such arms or ammunition from falling into the possession, control or custody of any unauthorised person and shall comply with such security measures, both with regard to the safe custody of the arms or ammunition and the condition in which the arms or ammunition shall be kept, as may be prescribed.

(2) In any proceedings under the provisions of this section or any regulation concerning security measures –
(a) the burden of proof that all such precautions as were reasonably necessary to prevent such arms or ammunition from falling into the possession, control or custody of an unauthorised person were taken or that such security measures
as may be prescribed were complied with, shall lie on the person charged; and
(b) where arms or ammunition are lost or stolen, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that they have fallen into the possession, control or custody of an unauthorised person.

(3) For the purposes of this section "unauthorised person" means, in relation to any arms or ammunition, any person other than the person lawfully entitled under the provisions of this Act to possess those particular arms or ammunition.

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