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Tonga. 1968 ‘Purchase or Acquisition.’ Chapter 39. Arms and Ammunition Act, 1968 [1988 Revised Edition]; Section 14 (Part V). Nuku'alofa: Legislative Assembly. 29 November

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Purchase or Acquisition

(1) The Minister of Police may issue on the prescribed form and on payment of the prescribed fee, a licence valid for one month from the date of issue authorising a person to purchase or otherwise acquire an arm or ammunition.

(2) No person shall take delivery of any arm or ammunition, whether by way of purchase or otherwise, unless he holds a licence in respect of such arm or ammunition issued under the provisions of this Act or exempt in respect of such arm or ammunition under the provisions of section 14 of this Act.

(3) No person shall deliver any arm or ammunition, by way of sale or otherwise, to any other person unless the person acquiring the arm or ammunition by sale or otherwise is the holder of a licence issued under the provisions of this Act or is exempt in respect of such arm or ammunition under the provisions of section 4 of this Act.

(4) Any person purchasing or otherwise acquiring any arm or ammunition by virtue of a licence issued under the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall —
(a) endorse such licence with the date of delivery and particulars of the arm or ammunition so purchased or acquired;
(b) within one week but before the expiry of such licence produce the arm so purchased or acquired together with the licence at the police station at which the licence was issued so that —
(i) the arm may be inspected in accordance with the provisions of section 6(4); and
(ii) a licence may be issued under the provisions of section 6 of this Act.

(5) Where the vendor or previous owner of any arm or ammunition which is sold or otherwise disposed of under the authority of a licence issued under the provisions of subsection (1), is a licensed arms dealer, he shall add to the record of sales kept by him under the provisions of section 10 a record of the number, date and other particulars contained in or endorsed upon such licence.

(6) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20.

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