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Tonga. 1968 ‘Dealers' Licences.’ Chapter 39. Arms and Ammunition Act, 1968 [1988 Revised Edition]; Section 10 (Part IV). Nuku'alofa: Legislative Assembly. 29 November

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10. Dealers' Licences

1) Subject to the provisions of this section no person other than a licensed arms dealer or his servants in the ordinary course of business of such licensed arms dealer shall, by way of trade or business:
(a) assemble or disassemble, clean, repair, test or prove any arm or ammunition;
(b) sell, transfer or expose for sale any arm or ammunition for any of the aforesaid purposes.
(c) keep or have in his possession any arm or ammunition for any of the aforesaid purposes…

(3) Every such licence shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of the
year in respect of which it is issued.

(4) Every person so licensed shall at all times keep books containing an accurate record of all arms or ammunition imported or received by him in the course of his business and of all arms or ammunition sold by him and of the marks by which all arms so sold may be identified with the date of sale and the name and address of the purchaser, and shall on demand produce them for the inspection of any police officer at such place and time as the police officer may reasonably require.

(5) Every such person shall also within the first 7 days of each calendar month furnish to the Minister of Police particulars in the prescribed form of his stock of all arms and ammunition imported or received by him in the course of his business and of all arms and ammunition sold by him during the past preceding calendar month.

(6) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding $100 or to both such fine and imprisonment. Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of subsection (4) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $50…

(8) The Minister of Police, if he is satisfied that any place of business notified to him by any person under either subsection (2) or subsection (7) of this section is a place at which that person cannot be permitted to carry on
business as an arms dealer without danger to the public safety or to the peace, or that inadequate precautions exist at such place of business for the security of arms or ammunition, may refuse to grant an application for such place of business.

(9) If any arms dealer has a place of business for which he has not been granted a licence and carries on business as an arms dealer at that place, he shall for each such place of business be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to a fine not exceeding $1000 or to both such fine and imprisonment.

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