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Solomon Islands. 1996 ‘Dealer Licences.’ Firearms and Ammunition Act (1967); Section 11 (Part II). Honiara: National Parliament. 1 January

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Dealer Licences

11. 1) Subject to the provisions of this section, no person other than a licensed firearms dealer or his servants in the ordinary course of business of such licensed firearms dealer shall, by way of trade or business --
(a) assemble, clean, repair, test or prove any firearm or ammunition;
(b) manufacture any component part of any firearm or ammunition;
(c) sell, transfer or expose for sale any firearm or ammunition;
(d) keep or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition for any of the aforesaid purposes.

(2) Licences to deal in firearms and ammunition and to repair firearms, which shall be in the prescribed form, may be issued by the Principal Licensing Officer on payment of the prescribed fee and every person applying for such a licence shall furnish particulars of the place of business at which he proposes to carry on business as a licensed firearms dealer.

(3) Each such licence shall relate to a single place of business.

(4) Every such licence shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of the year in respect of which it is issued.

(5) Every person so licensed shall at all times keep books containing an accurate record of all firearms or ammunition imported or received by him in the course of his business and of all firearms or ammunition sold by him and of the marks by which all firearms so sold may be identified with the date of sale and the name and address of the purchaser, and shall on demand produce them for the inspection of any licensing officer or police officer at such place and time as such officer may reasonably require.

(6) Every such person shall also within the first seven days of each calendar month furnish to the Principal Licensing Officer particulars in the prescribed form of his stock and of all firearms and ammunition imported or received by him in the course of his business and of all firearms and ammunition sold by him during the last preceding calendar month.

(7) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine of one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment; and any person who contravenes the provisions of subsections (5) or (6) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine of two hundred dollars.

ID: Q535

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