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Samoa. 1960 ‘Certificate of Registration May be Refused or Existing Certificate Revoked.’ The Arms Ordinance 1960 [Consolidated Law as at 31 December 2007]; Section 10. Apia: Attorney General of Samoa. 11 August

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10. Certificate of Registration May be Refused or Existing Certificate Revoked

(1) No person shall be registered as the owner of any firearm who, in the opinion of the Arms Officer, is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of the firearm.

(1A) For the purposes of the Ordinance, a person is not a fit and proper person if the person:
(a) has within the last 5 years been convicted of an offence for which a term of imprisonment of more than 2 years but less than 5 years may be imposed; or
(b) has at any time been convicted of an offence for which a term of imprisonment of 5 years of more may be imposed; or
(c) is a person who, in the opinion of the Arms officer, is otherwise not a fit and proper person.

(2) If any person who is registered as the owner of any firearm is, in the opinion of the Arms Officer, not a fit and proper person to be in possession of the firearm or if, in the opinion of the Arms Officer, the firearm is unsafe, the Arms Officer may, by notice in writing under his or her hand, revoke the certificate of registration, and the person so registered shall on demand surrender the certificate to any member of Police.

(3) On the revocation of a certificate of registration pursuant to this section the person to whom the certificate was issued shall cease to be the registered owner of the firearm to which it relates, whether or not the certificate has been surrendered.

ID: Q5035

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