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Solomon Islands. 1996 ‘Penalty for Purchasing, etc., Firearms or Ammunition Without Firearm Licence.’ Firearms and Ammunition Act (1967); Section 5 (Part II). Honiara: National Parliament. 1 January

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Penalty for Purchasing, etc., Firearms or Ammunition Without Firearm Licence

1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, no person shall purchase, acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition unless he holds a firearm licence in force at the time.

(2) If any person --
(a) purchases, acquires or has in his possession any firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm licence in force at the time, or otherwise than as authorised by such a licence, or, in the case of ammunition, in quantities in excess of those so authorised; or
(b) fails to comply with any condition subject to which a firearm licence is held by him, he shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be guilty of an offence and liable --
(i) if the offence was committed in a prohibited area to a fine of five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for ten years, or to both such fine and such imprisonment;
(ii) if the offence was committed elsewhere, to a fine of three thousand dollars or to imprisonment for five years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

ID: Q533

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