CHAPTER 110 - FIREARMS ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Firearms (Prohibited Articles) Order

Firearms Regulations

Firearms (Control of Shooting Clubs) Regulations

FIREARMS (PROHIBITED ARTICLES) ORDER

[Section 2]

Arrangement of Paragraphs

   Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Declaration of prohibited articles

      SCHEDULE

[Order by the Minister]

SI 224 of 1972.

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Firearms (Prohibited Articles) Order.

2.   Declaration of prohibited articles

The articles specified in the Schedule are hereby declared to be prohibited articles.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 2]

PROHIBITED ARTICLES

7.62 mm rifle and ammunition therefor

303 rifle and ammunition therefor

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FIREARMS REGULATIONS

[Section 58]

[Currency mentioned in this regulation should be re-denominated as stipulated under S 4 of Re-denomination Act, 2012, read with S 29 of Bank of Zambia Act, 1996.]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Authorised officers

   3.   Firearms dealer’s import and export permits

   4.   Tourist’s import and export permits

   5.   Resident’s export permit

   6.   Certificates of exemption (other than for auctioneer)

   7.   Certificate of exemption (auctioneer)

   8.   Application for firearm certificate

   9.   Firearm certificate

   10.   Provisional firearm certificate

   11.   Firearm license

   12.   Certificate of competency

   13.   Associations

   14.   Registration of firearms dealers

   15.   Firearms dealer’s license

   16.   Dealer’s register

   17.   Permit to repair, test or prove firearms and ammunition

   18.   Record of repairs, etc.

   19.   Transfer certificate

   20.   Deposit in and withdrawal from public warehouse

   21.   Taking possession of firearms or ammunition by customs officer

   22.   Record of deposits and withdrawals

   23.   Search warrants

   24.   Stamping and marking of firearms

   25.   Quantity of ammunition authorised to be held

   26.   Quantity of ammunition authorised to be acquired

   27.   Quantities of ammunition: tourists

   28.   Annual allocation

   29.   Licensing authorities

   30.   Access to firearms

   31.   Specially dangerous air guns

   32.   Penalties

   33.   Revocation and savings

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

      THIRD SCHEDULE

Act 13 of 1994,

SI 256 of 1970,

SI 264 of 1970,

SI 183 of 1971,

SI 157 of 1972,

SI 5 of 1984,

SI 53 of 1994,

SI 37 of 1997,

SI 83 of 1997.

[Regulations by the Minister]

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Firearms Regulations.

2.   Authorised officers

The persons or classes of persons referred to in the second column of the First Schedule are hereby appointed authorised officers for the purposes of the provisions of the Act set out opposite thereto in the first column of such Schedule.

3.   Firearms dealer’s import and export permits

   (1) A firearms dealer’s import permit shall be issued by the Registrar in Form 1 in the Second Schedule and a fee of sixty fee units shall be payable on the issue of the permit.

   (2) Application for the issue of a firearms dealer’s export permit shall be made to the Registrar in Form 2 in the Second Schedule.

   (3) A firearms dealer’s export permit shall be issued by the Registrar in Form 3 in the Second Schedule and a fee of six fee units shall be payable on the issue of the permit.

   (4) A firearms dealer’s export permit shall be valid for a period of three months from the date of issue thereof and if not used within such period shall be delivered by the holder thereof to the Registrar within two weeks after the expiration of such period. The fee paid shall not be returnable.

   (5) Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this regulation or who fails to comply with any conditions upon which a firearms dealer’s import permit or export permit was issued shall be guilty of an offence.

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

4.   Tourist’s import and export permits

   (1) Application for the issue of a tourist’s import permit and/or export permit shall be made to the Registrar in Form 4 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) A tourist’s import and/or export permit shall be issued by the Registrar in Form 5 in the Second Schedule.

   (3) Every tourist’s import permit shall, in addition to such conditions as the Registrar may consider desirable in any particular case, contain the following conditions–

      (a)   no ammunition imported under the authority of the permit shall be used except in connection with a shooting competition or a hunting safari conducted by an approved safari company;

      (b)   the firearms specified in the permit and any unused ammunition imported thereunder shall be removed from the Republic within six calendar months of the date of import;

      (c)   no such firearms or unused ammunition shall be removed from the Republic except under the authority of a tourist’s export permit, and unless such export permit is surrendered to a customs officer at the port of exit by the tourist or his agent.

   (4) Any person who fails to comply with any condition contained in a tourist’s import and/or export permit shall be guilty of an offence.

5.   Resident’s export permit

   (1) A resident’s export permit shall be issued by the Registrar in Form 6 in the Second Schedule and shall be valid for a period of three months from the date of issue thereof and if not used within such period shall be delivered by the holder thereof to the Registrar within two weeks after the expiration of such period.

   (2) If a firearm or ammunition is being removed permanently from the Republic, the firearm license and resident’s export permit relating thereto shall be surrendered to a customs officer at the port of exit in question.

   (3) Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

6.   Certificates of exemption other than for auctioneer

   (1) Application for a certificate of exemption in any of the cases referred to in sub-sections (10), (11) and (12)(c) of section 11 and in section 16 of the Act (that is to say, in the case of a slaughtering instrument of the non-captive-bolt type or ammunition therefor, a bolt- firing instrument designed and used for constructional purposes, a signalling apparatus or ammunition therefor or an antique firearm) shall be in Form 7 in the Second Schedule and shall be made to the Divisional Commander in whose Division the applicant resides.

   (2) A certificate of exemption in any of the cases referred to in sub-regulation (1) shall be in Form 8 in the Second Schedule and a fee of eight fee units shall be payable on the issue of such certificate, which shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue thereof.

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

7.   Certificate of exemption auctioneer

   (1) Application for a certificate of exemption for an auctioneer shall be in Form 9 in the Second Schedule and shall be made to the Divisional Commander in whose Division the auction is to be conducted.

   (2) A certificate of exemption for an auctioneer shall be in Form 10 in the Second Schedule and a fee of eight fee units shall be payable on the issue of such certificate, which shall be valid for such period not exceeding six months as may be stipulated in such certificate.

   (3) No firearm or ammunition sold by an auctioneer under the authority of section 25 of the Act shall be delivered to the purchaser unless he produces to the auctioneer a firearm license or other authorisation entitling the purchaser to be in possession of such firearm or ammunition.

   (4) An auctioneer to whom a certificate of exemption has been issued in terms of sub- regulation (2) shall, within fourteen days after the sale or transfer of the firearm or ammunition or the date of expiry of the said certificate, as the case may be, complete the return printed on the rear of such certificate and deliver it to the Divisional Commander who issued it together with, if the same has not been sold or transferred, the firearm or ammunition in question.

   (5) A Divisional Commander to whom a firearm or ammunition has been delivered in terms of this regulation shall forthwith deposit the same in a public warehouse and make a report to the Registrar.

   (6) Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this regulation or who submits a return which he knows to be false in any particular or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence.

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

8.   Application for firearm certificate

   (1) An application for a firearm certificate or a provisional firearm certificate made to an officer in charge of police in terms of section 12 of the Act shall be in Form 11 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) If an applicant for a firearm certificate is unable adequately to speak or write the English language, he may make his application verbally to the officer in charge of police, who shall record such application in the English language in the said Form 11 on behalf of the applicant.

   (3) Upon recording such particulars as aforesaid, the officer in charge of police shall explain such particulars as recorded to the applicant in a language which the applicant understands, and shall then complete and sign the certificate to that effect contained in the said Form 11.

   (4) If the officer in charge of police is of the opinion that he is unable adequately to converse with the applicant, he may call upon any other police officer not below the rank of Sub- Inspector who is able adequately to converse with the applicant to perform the functions of the officer in charge of police referred to in sub-regulations (2) and (3).

9.   Firearm certificate

   (1) A firearm certificate shall be issued by the Inspector-General or, subject to sub-regulation (2), by an officer in charge of police and shall be in Form 12 in the Second Schedule, and shall be valid for a period of three months from the date of issue thereof.

   (2) A firearm certificate shall not be issued by an officer in charge of police except under the authority of a provisional firearm certificate issued by the Inspector-General.

10.   Provisional firearm certificate

   (1) A person who wishes to obtain a firearm license in respect of a firearm the full details of which are not known shall apply for a provisional firearm certificate in Form 11 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) A provisional firearm certificate shall be issued by the Inspector-General in Form 13 in the Second Schedule and shall be valid for a period of nine months from the date of issue thereof.

   (3) Upon being furnished with the full details of the firearm to be acquired by the holder of a provisional firearm certificate and upon the surrender of such provisional certificate, the officer in charge of police shall issue a firearm certificate to the person named in such provisional firearm certificate:

Provided that no firearm certificate shall be issued in terms of this regulation in respect of a firearm of a type or calibre different from that specified in the provisional firearm certificate, nor shall there be endorsed in a firearm certificate issued in terms of this regulation particulars of ammunition which differ as to type, calibre or quantity from those specified in the provisional firearm certificate.

   (4) An officer in charge of police who issues a firearm certificate under the authority of a provisional firearm certificate shall within seven days thereafter return the provisional firearm certificate to the Inspector-General with the particulars of the firearm certificate endorsed thereon.

   (5) A provisional firearm certificate is valid for no purpose other than as authorisation by the Inspector-General to an officer in charge of police to issue a firearm certificate to the person named therein on compliance with the provisions of this regulation. Accordingly, in particular, a provisional firearm certificate does not authorise the issue of a firearm license.

[Am by SI 157 of 1972.]

11.   Firearm license

   (1) A firearm license shall be issued by a licensing authority in Form 14 in the Second Schedule, and the receipt for the payment of any prescribed fee in respect there of shall be in Form 15 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) All entries made in a firearm license in respect of the sale or supply of ammunition shall be made in ink or by what is commonly known as a ball-point pen.

12.   Certificate of competency

A certificate of competency shall be issued by the officer in charge of police to whom the application for a firearm certificate or a provisional firearm certificate was made, and shall be in Form 16 in the Second Schedule.

13.   Associations

An authority to a member or employee of an association issued by an authorised officer in terms of sub-sections (4) and (5) of section 17 of the Act shall be in Form 17 in the Second Schedule.

14.   Registration of firearms dealers

An application for registration as a firearms dealer shall be in Form 18 in the Second Schedule and a certificate of registration shall be in Form 19 in such Schedule.

15.   Firearms dealer’s license

An application to a licensing authority for the issue or renewal of a firearms dealer’s license shall be in Form 20 in the Second Schedule, and a firearms dealer’s license shall be in Form 21 in such Schedule.

16.   Dealer’s register

   (1) The particulars to be entered in a dealer’s register kept in terms of section 32 of the Act shall be in accordance with Form 22 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) A dealer’s register shall be kept in duplicate and every dealer shall on or before the seventh day of each month forward to the Registrar the duplicate copy of his register relating to the preceding calendar month. Such copy shall be certified by the dealer as being a true record of his transactions as a firearms dealer during the month to which it relates.

17.   Permit to repair, test or prove firearms and ammunition

   (1) A permit under section 35 of the Act to repair, test or prove firearms or ammunition shall be in Form 23 in the Second Schedule and shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue thereof.

   (2) The Registrar shall not issue a permit under this regulation unless he is satisfied that–

      (a)   the premises on which such repair, test or proof is to be carried out are so constituted as to be a secure place for the safe-keeping of firearms and ammunition;

      (b)   suitable strong rooms, safes or other secure stores for the safe-keeping of firearms and ammunition are provided within such premises;

      (c)   the premises and the strong rooms, safes and stores are fitted with suitable locks or appliances for ensuring the safe-keeping of firearms and ammunition within such premises and within such strong rooms, safes and stores;

      (d)   the applicant for the permit is qualified either by training or experience to repair, test and prove firearms and ammunition.

   (3) Before issuing a permit under this regulation the Registrar may require the applicant to produce–

      (a)   a certificate, issued by the Divisional Commander of the Division in which the premises in question are situate, in respect of each place at which the repair, test or proof of firearms or ammunition is to be carried out, that the premises in question comply with the requirements of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of sub-regulation (2);

      (b)   a certificate that the qualifications of the applicant comply with the requirements of paragraph (d) of sub-regulation (2).

   (4) Any person who, for the purpose of procuring, whether for himself or for any other person, any such permit or any such certificate as is mentioned in this regulation, makes any statement which he knows to be false in any particular or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence.

18.   Record of repairs, etc.

   (1) Every holder of a permit issued in terms of regulation 17 shall maintain in duplicate a record of all firearms and ammunition received for test, repair or proof. Such record shall be in Form 24 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) Within seven days after the end of each calendar quarter, the holder of a said permit shall forward to the Registrar the duplicate thereof duly certified by such holder as being a true record of the firearms and ammunition received by him for repair, test or proof, whether or not such firearms or ammunition were actually repaired, tested or proved, during the period to which such record relates.

   (3) For the purposes of this regulation, “calendar quarter” means a period between and including the 1st January and the 31st March, the 1st April and the 30th June, the 1st July and the 30th September and the 1st October and the 31st December.

   (4) Any person who, without lawful excuse, fails to comply with the provisions of this regulation or who submits to the Registrar a record which is incorrect in any material particular shall be guilty of an offence.

19.   Transfer certificate

   (1) A transfer certificate issued for the purposes of section 42 of the Act shall be in Form 25 in the Second Schedule and shall be valid for such period, not exceeding six months from the date of issue thereof, as may be stated therein.

   (2) Such certificate shall be issued by the Divisional Commander of the Division in which the borrower resides or by a police officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector authorised in that behalf in writing by such Divisional Commander.

20.   Deposit in and withdrawal from public warehouse

   (1) Whenever a person is required to deposit a firearm or ammunition in a public warehouse, he shall be issued with a receipt which shall be in Form 26 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) No firearm or ammunition shall be withdrawn from a public warehouse except under the authority of a withdrawal permit, which shall be in Form 27 in the Second Schedule, and shall be issued by the Divisional Commander in whose Division such public warehouse is situate or such other police officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector authorised in that behalf in writing by such Divisional Commander.

   (3) No permit for the withdrawal of a firearm or ammunition from a public warehouse shall be granted, except for the purpose of transfer to another public warehouse or a private warehouse, unless either a firearm license is produced authorising the applicant for withdrawal to possess the firearm or ammunition or the applicant is authorised under the Act to possess that firearm or ammunition without a firearm license.

   (4) A permit for the withdrawal of firearms or ammunition from a public warehouse may be granted subject to compliance with such conditions as shall be endorsed thereon, and any person who fails to comply with any such condition shall be guilty of an offence.

21.   Taking possession of firearms or ammunition by customs officer

Where possession is taken by a customs officer of any firearms or ammunition under section 53 of the Act, he shall issue a receipt in Form 28 in the Second Schedule and, as the case may be, hand it to the person from whom such possession was taken or send it by prepaid registered post to the consignee of such firearms or ammunition.

22.   Record of deposits and withdrawals

The officer in charge of a public warehouse shall keep a record, in Form 29 in the Second Schedule, of all deposits in and withdrawals from the public warehouse and shall forward a duplicate of such record to the Registrar at the end of each month.

23.   Search warrants

   (1) An information on oath sworn before a magistrate for the purpose of the issue of a search warrant shall be in Form 30 in the Second Schedule.

   (2) A search warrant issued under section 50 of the Act shall be in Form 31 in the Second Schedule.

24.   Stamping and markings of firearms

   (1) Any officer specified in sub-regulation (2) may, before registration under the provisions of section 8 of the Act, require a firearm or a package of ammunition, which is not adequately stamped or marked as to be easily identified, to be stamped or marked with the appropriate distinctive letters as set out hereunder:

Chadiza   . .   . .   . .

CD

Chililabombwe   . .   . .   . .

CB

Chingola   . .   . .   . .

CA

Chinsali   . .   . .   . .   . .

CH

Chipata   . .   . .   . .   . .

CP

Choma   . .   . .   . .   . .

CO

Feira   . .   . .   . .   . .

FI

Gwembe   . .   . .   . .

GE

Isoka   . .   . .   . .   . .

IS

Kabompo   . .   . .   . .

KO

Kabwe Rural   . .   . .   . .

KR

Kabwe Urban   . .   . .   . .

KB

Kalabo   . .   . .   . .   . .

KA

Kalomo   . .   . .   . .   . .

KL

Kalulushi   . .   . .   . .

KU

Kaoma   . .   . .   . .   . .

KM

Kasama   . .   . .   . .

KS

Kasempa   . .   . .   . .

KE

Katete   . .   . .   . .   . .

KT

Kawambwa   . .   . .   . .

KW

Kitwe   . .   . .   . .   . .

KI

Livingstone   . .   . .   . .

LR

Luanshya   . .   . .   . .

LA

Lundazi   . .   . .   . .   . .

LU

Lusaka   . .   . .   . .   . .

LS

Luwingu   . .   . .   . .

LW

Mansa   . .   . .   . .   . .

MS

Mazabuka   . .   . .   . .

MA

Mbala   . .   . .   . .   . .

ML

Mkushi   . .   . .   . .   . .

MK

Mongu   . .   . .   . .   . .

MO

Mpika   . .   . .   . .   . .

MI

Mporokoso   . .   . .   . .

MP

Mufulira   . .   . .   . .   . .

MU

Mumbwa   . .   . .   . .

MB

Mwinilunga   . .   . .   . .

MW

Namwala   . .   . .   . .

NA

Nchelenge   . .   . .   . .

NC

Ndola Rural   . .   . .   . .

ND

Ndola Urban   . .   . .   . .

NU

Petauke   . .   . .   . .

PE

Samfya   . .   . .   . .   . .

SA

Senenga   . .   . .   . .

SN

Serenje   . .   . .   . .   . .

SE

Sesheke   . .   . .   . .

SH

Solwezi   . .   . .   . .   . .

SO

Zambezi   . .   . .   . .

ZA

   (2) The registration of firearms and all ammunition imported into Zambia shall be effected as follows–

      (a)   in the case of firearms or ammunition which have been deposited in a private warehouse, by the Registrar;

      (b)   in the case of firearms or ammunition which have been deposited in a public warehouse, by the officer in charge of police in whose area the public warehouse concerned is situate.

   (3) Any person who, on demand by the Registrar or any officer deputed by him in that behalf, or an officer in charge of police, refuses or willfully fails to deliver to such officer a firearm or a package of ammunition required to be stamped or marked in accordance with the provisions of sub-regulation (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

25.   Quantity of ammunition authorised to be held

The quantity of ammunition authorised to be possessed at any one time under a firearm license in respect of each firearm specified therein shall not exceed the amounts shown below:

Pistol   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

50 rounds

Rifle (.22 calibre or below)   . .   . .   . .   . .

100 rounds

Rifle (above .22 calibre)   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

50 rounds

Shotgun   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

100 rounds

Gunpowder   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

2 pounds

Caps   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

100
Quantity of ammunition authorised to be acquired

Provided that–

      (i)   nothing in this regulation shall apply to any quantity of ammunition possessed by an approved club under the provisions of regulation 7 of the Firearms (Control of Shooting Clubs) Regulations;

      (ii)   the Inspector-General may in his absolute discretion authorise in writing the holder of a firearm license to possess a quantity of ammunition in excess of that authorised by this regulation solely for industrial, commercial or agricultural purposes.

[Reg 25 am by reg 2 of SI 83 of 1997.]

26.   Quantity of ammunition authorised to be acquired

   (1) The quantity of ammunition authorised to be acquired in any one year under a firearm license in respect of each firearm specified therein shall not exceed the amounts specified below:

Pistol   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

50 rounds

Rifle (.22 calibre or below)   . .   . .   . .   . .

200 rounds

Rifle (above .22 calibre)   . .   . .. .   . .   . .

150 rounds

Shotgun   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

200 pounds

Gunpowder   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

4 pounds

Caps   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

200
Quantity of ammunition authorised to be acquired

   (2) For the purposes of this regulation the term “any one year” shall mean the period between and including the 1st January and the 31st December:

Provided that–

      (i)   nothing in this regulation shall apply to any quantity of ammunition acquired by an approved club under the provisions of regulation 7 of the Firearms (Control of Shooting Clubs) Regulations;

      (ii)   the Inspector-General may in his absolute discretion authorise in writing the holder of a firearm license to acquire a quantity of ammunition in excess of that authorised by this regulation solely for industrial, commercial or agricultural purposes;

      (iii)   nothing in this regulation shall authorise the holder of a firearm license to acquire a quantity of ammunition which in the aggregate of that quantity already possessed by such person exceeds the quantity authorised to be held at any one time by regulation 25.

[Reg 26 am by SI 264 of 1970, reg 3 of SI 83 of 1997.]

27.   Quantities of ammunition: tourists

The quantity of ammunition authorised to be imported, acquired or possessed at any one time by the holder of a tourist’s import permit in respect of each firearm specified therein shall not exceed the amounts specified below:

Pistol   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

50 rounds

Rifle (.22 calibre or below)   . .   . .   . .   . .

400 rounds

Rifle (above .22 calibre)   . .   . .   . .   . .

150 rounds

Shotgun   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

200 rounds

[Reg 27 am by reg 4 of SI 83 of 1997.]

28.   Annual allocation

   (1) The Minister shall specify to the Registrar, by means of a notification of annual allocation, the number of firearms of diverse types and the quantities of ammunition which may be authorised by the Registrar for importation into Zambia by registered firearms dealers during any one year.

   (2) The annual allocation shall be notified in writing by the Minister to the Registrar not later than the 31st January in each year in question, and the Minister need not make public the contents of such annual allocation.

   (3) The Minister may, either of his own volition or on application by the Registrar, vary at any time the contents of the annual allocation.

29.   Licensing authorities

   (1) The licensing authorities in respect of areas other than those mentioned in the second column of the Third Schedule are specified in paragraph (a) of section 5 of the Act.

   (2) The licensing authority for the area within a District specified in the first column of the Third Schedule, exclusive of areas within that District for which licensing authorities are specified in paragraph (a) of section 5 of the Act, shall be the authority set out opposite thereto in the second column of the said Schedule.

30.   Access to firearms

With the permission of the officer in charge of a public warehouse and subject to any conditions which may be imposed by him, the owner of a firearm deposited therein or his agent or servant shall have access to that firearm for the purpose of cleaning the firearm.

31.   Specially dangerous air guns

All air guns the barrels of which are rifled are hereby declared to be specially dangerous and accordingly are firearms within the meaning of the Act.

32.   Penalties

Any person found guilty of an offence under these Regulations shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding seven thousand five hundred penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both.

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

33.   Revocation and savings

The Firearms Regulations, contained in Chapter 111 of the Revised Edition, are hereby revoked:

Provided that any license, certificate, permit or other authorisation issued under the provisions of the said Regulations shall have effect during its period of validity, and during such period the holder thereof shall not be required to obtain any corresponding license, certificate, permit or other authorisation under these Regulations.

FIRST SCHEDULE

[Sections 31 and 58]

PRESCRIBED FEES

Certificate, License or Permit

Fee units

1. Tourist’s import permit

222

2. Certificate of exemption

56

3. Firearms license–

   (a)   in respect of each rifle or pistol entered on license

222

   (b)   in respect of each breech-loading firearm other than a rifle or pistol

167

   (c)   in respect of each muzzle-loading firearm

112

4. Duplicate firearm license

56

5. Certificate of exemption (antique firearm)

56

6. Firearm dealer’s license

1,111

7. Permit for repair, test or proof

56

8. Where a further firearm is entered on a firearm license under subsection (8) of section 13 the fee payable in respect of that firearm shall be one half of the fee prescribed therefor under item (3) of this Schedule for each year or part of a year for which the firearm license continues to be in force.

[First Sch subs by reg 2 of SI 37 of 1997.]

SECOND SCHEDULE

[Regulation 2]

AUTHORISED OFFICERS

Column 1

Column 2

Provisions of the Act

Authorised Officers

Section 8 (1)

The Registrar or any police officer of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector deputed by him in that behalf.

Section 8 (4)

The Registrar or any police officer of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector deputed by him in that behalf.

Section 11 (13)

The Divisional Commander of the Division in which the applicant resides.

Section 12 (9)

The Registrar or any Divisional Commander or any officer in charge of police.

Section 13 (10)

A person employed by a licensing authority when issuing, varying or renewing a firearms license, or the Inspector-General or any officer in charge of police when endorsing a license in terms of section 22 (2) of the Act, or any person selling or supplying any ammunition to the holder when recording the sale or supply of such ammunition in the section of the firearm certificate relating to ammunition pursuant to section 13 (3) (b) of the Act.

Section 17 (4)

The officer in charge of police of the police station in whose area the holder of the license or certificate resides.

Section 20

Any officer defined as such in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act; any immigration officer or immigration assistant defined as such in section 2 of the Immigration and Deportation Act ; any wildlife officer defined as such in section 2 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act; any honorary wildlife ranger appointed under section 7 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act; or any authorised officer defined as such in section 2 of the Protected Places and Areas Act.

Section 21

Any officer defined as such in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act; any immigration officer or immigration assistant defined as such in section 2 of the Immigration and Deportation Act.

Section 22 (3)

The Registrar.

Section 25 (1) (ii)

The Divisional Commander of the Division in which the auction is to take place.

Section 29 (1)

Nil, other than any police officer.

Section 32 (3)

Any police officer.

Section 34 (4)

Nil, other than any police officer.

Section 35 (1)

The Registrar.

Section 36 (1)

The Divisional Commander of the Division in which the applicant resides.

Section 39 (2)

Any police officer of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector.

Section 44 (1)

Any police officer of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector.

Section 50

Any officer defined as such in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act.

THIRD SCHEDULE

[Regulation 29]

LICENSING AUTHORITIES FOR CERTAIN AREAS

LIST OF FORMS

1.

Firearms dealer’s import permit.

2.

Application for firearms dealer’s export permit.

3.

Firearms dealer’s export permit.

4.

Application for tourist’s import/export permit.

5.

Tourist’s import/export permit.

6.

Resident’s export permit.

7.

Application for certificate of exemption in respect of a slaughtering instrument/industrial bolt-firing instrument/signalling apparatus/antique firearm.

8.

Certificate of exemption in respect of a slaughtering instrument which is not of the captive- bolt type/industrial bolt-firing instrument/signalling apparatus/antique firearm.

9.

Application for certificate of exemption for auctioneer.

10.

Certificate of exemption for auctioneer.

11.

Application for firearm certificate/provisional firearm certificate.

12.

Firearm certificate.

13.

Provisional firearm certificate.

14.

Firearm license.

15.

Receipt for firearm license fees.

16.

Certificate of competency.

17.

Authority to possess, carry and use a firearm and ammunition owned by an association.

18.

Application for registration as a firearms dealer.

19.

Certificate of registration as a firearms dealer.

20.

Application for issue/renewal of firearms dealer’s license.

21.

Firearms dealer’s license.

22.

Dealer’s register.

23.

Permit to repair, test or prove firearms (other than by a registered firearms dealer).

24.

Return of repairs, test or proof carried out by a person other than a firearms dealer.

25.

Transfer certificate.

26.

Receipt for firearm or ammunition deposited in a public warehouse.

27.

Permit for withdrawal of firearms and ammunition from a public warehouse.

28.

Receipt for firearm or ammunition taken into possession by a customs officer.

29.

Record of deposits and withdrawals from public warehouse.

30.

Information to ground search warrant.

31.

Search warrant.

FORM 1

[Regulation 3]

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

FIREARMS ACT

THE FIREARMS REGULATIONS

No. .......................

FIREARMS DEALER’S IMPORT PERMIT

Permission is hereby granted to (name in full).....................................................................................

of (address)...........................................................................................................................................

who is the holder of Firearms Dealer’s License No. .................. dated .................................................

to import the firearms and ammunition specified hereunder:

FIREARMS:

Quantity and description.......................................................................................................................

AMMUNITION:

Quantity and description .......................................................................................................................

CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO WHICH THIS PERMIT IS HELD:...........................................................

...............................................................................................................................................................

FEE UNITS PAID: 60

DATE STAMP...................

...................................................................................

Registrar

ORIGINAL to Firearms Dealer

DUPLICATE and TRIPLICATE to Controller of Customs and Excise

QUADRUPLICATE to be retained by Registrar

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

FORM 2

[Regulation 3]

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

FIREARMS ACT

THE FIREARMS REGULATIONS

APPLICATION FOR FIREARMS DEALER’S EXPORT PERMIT

To: The Registrar

Central Firearms Registry

P.O. Box RW.103

Lusaka

I (full name)...............................................................................................................................................

of (firm) ....................................................................................................................................................

of (address) ..............................................................................................................................................

..................................................................................................................................................................

being the holder of Firearms Dealer’s License No. ..................................................................................

dated...............................................................

apply for a permit to export the firearms and ammunition specified hereunder:

FIREARMS:

Type

Make

Calibre

Serial No.

............................................

............................

............................

.....................

............................................

............................

............................

.....................

............................................

............................

............................

.....................

..........................................

............................

............................

.....................

............................................

............................

............................

.....................

State which, if any, of the above firearms are fully automatic.

AMMUNITION:

Quantity and description........................................................................................................................

Is the exportation permanent or temporary? .................................................... To whom does the firearm(s)/ammunition belong? (if not the property of the applicant dealer, give name and address of owner) ...............................................................

.................................................................................................................................................................

Number and date of issue of Firearm License if firearm(s)/ammunition are not the property of the applicant dealer:

No ............................................................................................................................................................

date of issue ........................................................

State precise reason for exportation (e.g. repair, dealer acting as agent or supplier for person not resident in Zambia, etc.)

..............................................................................................................................................................

What is the country of ultimate destination?........................................................................................

Which is the port of exit from Zambia?................................................................................................

What is the name of the consignee?...................................................................................................

What is the address of the consignee?...............................................................................................

By what method of transportation will the export be effected?............................................................

State details (if known) of the particulars of any Import Permit or other document authorising the consignee to import or possess the firearm(s)/ammunition in the country of ultimate destination ........................... ...............................................................................................................

I certify that the above information is correct and I am aware that it is an offence to contravene any conditions upon which the permit may be issued.

......................................................................

......................................................................

Date

Signature of Firearms Dealer

Application approved/not approved

......................................................................................

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