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Cross, Peter, Rick de Caris, Ettienne Hennop and Angus Urquhart. 2003 ‘Trade (Premises) - Botswana.’ The Law of the Gun: An Audit of Firearms Control Legislation in the SADC Region, p. 35. London: SaferAfrica and Saferworld. 1 June

Relevant contents

Arms and Ammunition Act, 1981

Art. 15
(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, no person shall be registered as an arms dealer under section 14 in respect of more than one place of business without a separate registration for each place of business concerned.

(2) Where one business is carried on in premises divided by walls but otherwise forming part of one building or structure, in which case only one registration shall be required therefor.

(3) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of separate premises purely for the purpose of storing goods used or acquired in the registered business.

Art. 19
(1) Every registered arms dealer shall make suitable provision at his place of business for the storage and safe custody of all arms and ammunition in his possession to the satisfaction of the licensing officer of the area in which his business is situated.

(2) Every person having in his possession any arms or ammunition shall take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the arms or ammunition is not at any time available to any person not lawfully entitled to possess them.

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