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Solomon Islands. 1996 ‘Grant, etc., of Firearm Licences.’ Firearms and Ammunition Act (1967); Section 6 (Part II). Honiara: National Parliament. 1 January

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Grant, etc., of Firearm Licences

6.—(1) An application for the grant of a firearm licence shall be made in the prescribed form to a licensing officer, and shall state such particulars as may be required by the said form.

(2) (a) A firearm licence may, on payment of the prescribed fee, be granted by the licensing officer if he is satisfied that the applicant has a good reason for purchasing, acquiring or having in his possession the firearm or ammunition in respect of which the application is made, and can be permitted to have in his possession that firearm or ammunition without danger to the public safety or to the peace:

Provided that --
(i) a firearm licence shall not be granted to a person whom the licensing officer has reason to believe to be prohibited by or under this Act from possessing a firearm, or to be of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or to be for any reason unfitted to be entrusted with such a firearm, or who has not satisfied a licensing officer that he will at all times keep the firearm securely and in safe custody and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen and is not at any time available to any person not lawfully entitled to possess the same; and
(ii) no firearm licence for a pistol or an automatic firearm, or ammunition which is intended or only capable of use therefor, shall be issued or renewed except by the Principal Licensing Officer.

(3) A firearm licence granted under this section shall be in the prescribed form, and shall specify the conditions (if any) subject to which it is held, the nature of the firearm to which it relates and, as respects ammunition, the quantities authorised to be purchased and to be held at any one time thereunder.

(4) A firearm licence shall, unless previously revoked or cancelled, continue in force until the thirty-first day of December in the year in respect of which it was issued, but shall be renewable for a further period of one year by a licensing officer, and so on from time to time, and the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to the renewal of a firearm licence as they apply to the grant of a firearm licence.

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