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Samoa. 1960 ‘Possession of Unlawful Weapon.’ The Arms Ordinance 1960 [Consolidated Law as at 31 December 2007]; Section 12. Apia: Attorney General of Samoa. 11 August

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12. 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 Samoa, or delivered to the Arms Officer.

(2) The Minister may, by licence in writing and on payment of the fee prescribed in the First Schedule, authorise any person in any special case and for any special reason to have in his or her possession any unlawful weapon or any ammunition for an unlawful weapon, subject to such conditions as to use or custody as the Minister may impose. Any such licence may be revoked at any time by the Minister without notice.

(2A) The Minister may delegate the powers conferred upon the Minister by subsection (2) to the Commissioner of Police Service.

(2AA) The Minister may not authorize a person under subsection (2) if that person:
(a) has within the last 5 years been convicted of an offence for which a tem 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 if imprisonment of 5 years or more may be imposed.

(3) Every person who is in possession of any weapon or parts or ammunition contrary to the provisions of this section, or who fails to comply with any condition imposed under subsection (2), commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units, or to both such fine and imprisonment

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