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Papua New Guinea. 1978 ‘Amnesty.’ Firearms Act (1978); Section 79. Port Moresby: National Parliament. 1 January

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Section 79.
(1) The Minister may, from time to time, by notice in the National Gazette, declare that where, within the time limited in that notice --
(a) a person surrenders to an officer of the Police --
(i) a firearm, pistol or high-powered firearm which is unlicensed or of which he is not the licence holder; or
(ii) ammunition which he is not authorized to have in his possession; or
(b) a person --
(i) voluntarily declares to a commissioned officer of the Police that he is in possession of an unlicensed firearm or unlicensed pistol; and
(ii) at the same time makes application for a licence for the firearm or pistol, that person is not liable to prosecution under this Act arising of his possession of that firearm, pistol or high-powered firearm or ammunition.

Section 79A.
(1) Where --
(a) an amnesty has been declared under Section 79(1); and
(b) the Head of State, acting on advice, is of the opinion that a person or group or class of persons have been in possession of unlicensed firearms or unlicensed pistols or unlicensed high-powered firearms in exceptional circumstances whereby they possessed such firearms, pistol or high-powered firearms for essential self protection, the Head of State may, by notice in the National Gazette, declare that compensation will be payable in respect of any such firearm, pistol or high-powered firearm surrendered in accordance with the amnesty.
(2) Compensation under Subsection (1) shall be --
(a) at such rates; and
(b) payable and paid in such manner, as are prescribed.

ID: Q685

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