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Niue. 1975 ‘Registration.’ Arms Act (1975); Section 6 (Reviewed 2006). Alofi: Legislative Assembly. 4 February

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Registration of Firearms

(1) No person shall be in possession of any firearm for a period longer than 28 days unless he is registered as the owner of it under this section.

(2) Registration under this section shall be affected by paying the fee prescribed in Schedule 4 and obtaining a certificate of registration from the Arms Officer in the form contained in Schedule 3.

(3) The Arms Officer may, before issuing a certificate of registration, require the firearm to be produced for his inspection and may refuse to issue a certificate if he considers that the firearm is in an unsafe condition, and may, if he considers the firearm to be a danger to the public, confiscate such firearm.

(7) (a) Every certificate of registration issued under this section shall expire on 30 June next following the issue and may be renewed by application made to a constable and on payment of the prescribed fee.
(b) Such application shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed by the Arms Officer.

(8) (a) The Arms Officer may, before renewing any certificate of registration, call on the registered owner to produce the firearm for his inspection and if he considers such firearm to be unsafe he shall seize the firearm and refuse to renew the certificate of registration.

(b) Any registered owner who fails to account for the non-possession of such firearm shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 1 penalty unit.

(9) If any certificate issued under this section is accidentally destroyed, defaced or lost the Arms Officer may, if he is satisfied as to the destruction, defacement or loss of such certificate, and upon payment of the prescribed fee issue to the person in whose name the certificate was originally granted a new certificate and endorse on it a statement reciting such destruction, defacement, or loss and such new certificate shall have the same force and effect as the original certificate.

(10) (a) Every person who commits a breach of this section is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding 1 penalty unit.

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