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Firearms (Amendment) Act 2017

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REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

FIREARMS (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 18 OF 2017

Arrangement of Sections


REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

Assent: 16/06/2017
Commencement: 16/06/2017

FIREARMS (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 18 OF 2017

An Act to amend the Firearms Act [CAP 198].

Be it enacted by the President and Parliament as follows-

  1. Amendments

The Firearms Act [CAP 198] is amended as set out in the Schedule.

  1. Commencement

This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette.

SCHEDULE

AMENDMENTS OF FIREARMS ACT [CAP 198]

  1. Section 1 (definition of ammunition)

Repeal the definition, substitute

““ammunition” means the complete round and includes cartridge cases, primers, propellant powder, bullets and projectiles used in firearms, and any prohibited ammunition, but does not include spears discharged from a firearm solely for the purpose of killing fish;”

  1. Section 1 (definition of firearm)

Repeal the definition, substitute

““firearm” means any portable barrelled weapon that expels, is designed to expel or may be readily converted to expel a shot, bullet or projectile by the action of an explosive, and includes any air weapon, any prohibited weapon and any component of a firearm, but does not include an antique firearm or any replica of an antique firearm;”

  1. Section 1

Insert in their correct alphabetical positions

““antique firearm” means a firearm manufactured during or before the year 1899;

“component” of a firearm means any element or replacement element designed specifically for a firearm and essential to its operation, including a barrel, frame or receiver, slide or cylinder, bolt or breech block, and any device designed or adapted to diminish the sound caused by firing a firearm;”


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