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Namibia. 1996 ‘Possession of Arms With Consent of Licence Holder Permitted in Certain Circumstances.’ Promulgation of Arms and Ammunition Act, 1996 (Act No.7 of 1996 - as of 2005); Chapter 1 (Section 8), p. 11. Windhoek: Parliament of Namibia. 11 June

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8. Possession of Arms with Consent of Licence Holder Permitted in Certain Circumstances

(1) Any person other than a person under the age of 18 years or a disqualified person may, with the prior consent of the holder of a licence to possess an arm, whether or not such consent was granted in pursuance of an agreement of lease, and for such period as such holder may permit, have such arm in his or her possession for his or her lawful personal protection or benefit, including the hunting of game or for the purpose of keeping custody of the arm, without holding any licence, provided -

(a) (i) the permission of the licence holder is contained in a statement in writing signed by him or her and setting forth the period for which permission has been granted and particulars sufficient for identifying the arm; and
(ii) if such person is not the spouse of such holder and the said period exceeds 21 days, the said statement has been endorsed by a person acting under the authority of the Inspector-General; or
(b) such person has the arm in his or her possession in the immediate vicinity of the licence holder or while on any land belonging to or lawfully occupied by the licence holder.

(2) Any person other than a person under the age of 18 years or a disqualified person may, with the consent of the holder of a licence to possess an arm, and under the authority and subject to the conditions of a permit in writing issued by a person acting under the authority of the Inspector-General, have such arm in his or her possession for any purpose other than a purpose mentioned in subsection (1), including the rendering of services on behalf or another person, without holding a licence.

(3) Any permit referred to in subsection (2) may be cancelled at any time by any person acting under the authority of the Inspector-General.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (1), "spouse" includes a person who is, in terms of the traditional laws and customs, a partner in a customary union.

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