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Fiji. 2003 ‘Purchase, Sale or Acquisition of Arms or Ammunition.’ Arms and Ammunition Act; Part 4 (Section 15). Suva: Office of the Attorney-General. 1 January

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Purchase, Sale or Acquisition of Arms or Ammunition

15. (1) If the Commissioner grants an application for any arms licence, the Commissioner must, in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, first issue a permit up to 6 months authorising the applicant for the arms licence to purchase or acquire any arms or ammunition.

(2) A person who purchases or acquires any arms or ammunition a permit issued under subsection (1) must:
(a) endorse the permit with the date of receipt of the arms or ammunition; and
(b) within 7 days after purchasing or acquiring any arms but before the expiry of the permit to purchase, produce the arms at the police station nearest to where the holder of the permit resides so that:
(i) the arms can be inspected in accordance with section 6(6); and
(ii) an arms licence can be issued under section 6.

(3) If a seller or a previous owner of any arms or ammunition which is sold or disposed of under a permit to purchase is a licensed arms dealer, the dealer must add to the record of sales kept by the dealer under section 10(6) a record of the number, date and other particulars contained in or endorsed upon the licence.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (2) or (3) commits an offence.

(5) A person, other than a licensed arms dealer, who receives any arms or ammunition by way of purchase or any other means when not the holder of a permit to purchase or of any arms licence or not exempted under section 5 in respect of that arms or ammunition commits an offence.

(6) A person who delivers any arms or ammunition, by way of sale or otherwise, to another person, other than a licensed arms dealer, who is not the holder of a permit to purchase any arms licence or exempted under section 5 in respect of that arms or ammunition commits an offence.

ID: Q4886

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