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Niue. 1975 ‘Possession of Unlawful Weapon.’ Arms Act (1975), Reviewed 2006; Section 9. Alofi: Legislative Assembly. 4 February

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Possession of Unlawful Weapon

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), every person who is at any time in possession of an unlawful weapon, or of any part or parts of an unlawful weapon, or of any part or parts specially intended or adapted for use as part of an unlawful weapon, or any ammunition for an unlawful weapon, shall forthwith cause the weapon or the parts or the ammunition to be destroyed, exported from Niue or delivered to the Arms Officer.

(2) (a) The Minister of Police may, in writing authorise any person in any special case and for any special reason to have in his possession any unlawful weapon subject to such conditions as to use or custody as the Arms Officer may impose. (b) Any such authorisation may be revoked at any time by the Minister without notice.

(3) Every person who is in possession of any weapon or parts or ammunition contrary to this section or who fails to comply with any condition imposed under subsection (2) commits an offence and shall be liable on such conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding 2 penalty units or to both.

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