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All sums due under this section may be recovered in the Supreme Court or a Provincial Court on the application of the officer in charge of the public warehouse, and in default of payment the said Court may direct the amount to be levied by distress and sale of the depositor's goods or may commit him to prison for a period not exceeding six months.

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Penalty for 16. Where any firearms or ammunition imported into the keeping Protectorate are, without the proper authority or license, kept firearms, etc., in a place other than a public warehouse, in places other than public The occupier of such place (unless he can prove that the same

was deposited there without his knowledge or consent) and also without authority.

the owner of, or other person guilty of keeping the same, shall, on conviction before the Supreme Court or a Provincial Court, be liable to a penalty not exceeding One hundred pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding twelve months; and the Court may order all or any part of such firearms or ammunition to be forfeited to Her Majesty.

therefor not

Arms of

17. Whoever, either by himself or any one in his service deals precision and in or keeps or exposes for the purpose of being dealt in arms of

precision whether in whole or in part or any ammunition intended to be dealt in. for them shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding One hundred

pounds or imprisonment for a period not exceeding twelve months : Provided that any person desirous of selling or giving arms of precision or ammunition intended for them to another person, may obtain permission to do so from a Resident or Assistant Resident, on satisfying the Resident or Assistant Resident as to the person to whom such arms of precision and ammunition are to be sold or given and on producing the license to bear such arms of precision in order that it may be cancelled and a new license issued to the person to whom the arms are to be sold or given.

Any person desiring to lend arms of precision or ammunition to any other person may obtain permission to do so from a Resident or Assistant Resident on their satisfying him that they are both licensed to bear firearms within the meaning of this Proclamation.

Any person neglecting to obtain permission or making any false statement in order to obtain it shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Ten pounds.

Search warrant.

18. It shall be lawful for the Supreme Court or any Provincial Court, if satisfied by information on oath that any firearms or ammunition are being unlawfully kept, conveyed, landed or dealt in, contrary to the provisions of this Proclamation at any place, whether a building or not, or in any ship or vehicle, to grant a warrant to enter at any time, and if needs be by force on Sundays as well as on other days, the place, ship or vehicle named in such

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warrant, and every part thereof, and to examine the same, and to
search for any firearms or ammunition unlawfully kept therein,
and to demand from the owner or occupier thereof the production
of his license or authority for keeping, conveying, landing or
dealing in the same.

When the Officer or other person executing such warrant has
reasonable cause to believe that such firearms or ammunition found
by him in any such place, ship or vehicle are being kept, conveyed,
landed or dealt in contrary to the provisions of this Proclamation,
he may seize and detain the same until the Supreme Court or the
Provincial Court has decided whether the same are liable to be
forfeited or not.

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19. Any person acting under such warrant shall not be liable Protection of to any suit for seizing or detaining firearms or ammunition officers from

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presumably subject to the provisions of this Proclamation.

20. Whosoever attempts to commit or aids or abets in the Accomplices. commission of any offence against this Proclamation may be dealt with in the same way, and shall be liable in the same penalty, as if he were charged with the actual offence.

21. It shall be lawful for the High Commissioner to make such High Comrules as he may consider expedient for the landing, storage, with- missioner may drawal, conveyance or dealing in of any firearms or ammunition conveyed into the Protectorate, and generally with respect to private warehouses, and from time to time to alter, amend or vary such rules. All such rules shall have the force of law, and any person contravening the same shall on conviction before any Court be liable for every offence to a penalty not exceeding Five pounds or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one month.

22. The High Commissioner may depute by Government High ComNotice the Commissioner of Police or any other Officer to sign

missioner licenses to bear firearms and to sign the authorities required by authority in

may depute this Proclamation for the withdrawal of firearms or ammuni- certain cases. tion from public warehouses : * Provided that no Resident or person so deputed shall have any further or other power to sign such licenses and to authorise such withdrawals than that possessed by the High Commissioner under this Proclamation. The High Commissioner may also from time to time appoint such Officers and make such arrangements as may appear to him to be necessary for better carrying out the provisions of this Proclamation.

of Government

For officers appointed as Registrar of Arms, see clauses 4 and
Notice of 30th January, 1904, infra.

SCHEDULES.

SCHEDULE “A.”
No.
LICENSE OF PRIVATE WAREHOUSE FOR THE STORAGE OF COMMON

GUNPOWDER, KNOWN AS TRADE POWDER.
The Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901.
Permission is hereby granted to name and address of licensee to
deposit common gunpowder, known as trade powder, direct into [describe
warehouse

at
Dated this

day of

19

High Commissioner.
This license is subject to any rules made by the High Commissioner
under the “ Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901," with
respect to private warehouses.

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SCHEDULE "B."
No.
LICENSE OF PRIVATE WAREHOUSE FOR THE STORAGE OF FLINTLOCK

GUNS WITH UNRIFLED BARRELS.
The Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901.
Permission is hereby granted to [name and address of licensee] to
deposit flintlock guns with unrifled barrels direct into [describe ware-
house]

at
Dated this

19

High Commissioner.
This license is subject to any rules made by the High Commissioner
under the “Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901," with
respect to private warehouses.

day of

1

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LICENSE TO INTRODUCE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BY LAND.

The Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901. Permission is hereby granted to name and address of licenser to introduce by land into the Protectorate at or near the Frontier post of

the following specified Firearms and Ammunition.

Specification of Firearms.

Specification of Ammunition.

Dated this

day of

19

High Commissioner,
This license is subject to any rules made by the High Commissioner
under the “Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901."

SCHEDULE “D.”

Order for withdrawal of the following guns (or gunpowder) from the private warehouse of

situated at

License No. is authorised to take the following from the private warehouse aforesaid

Trade powder lbs.
Flintlock
guns

No. to be kept until sold at [name of place within one store (describe store by name, situation and particulars of identity) and which may be sold (districts or regions]

Licensee of warehouse or his agent.

Dated this

Resident or Assistant Resident. day of

19

SCHEDULE “E."
No.
LICENSE TO WITHDRAW ARMS OF PRECISION AND AMMUNITION.

The Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901. Permission is hereby granted to [name and address of licensee) to withdraw from the public warehouse at

the following Arms of Precision and Ammunition.

Description of Arms.

Marks.

Description of Ammunition.

19

.

Dated this

day of

High Commissioner. This license is subject to any rules made by the High Commissioner under the “ Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901.”

SCHEDULE “F."
No.

LICENSE TO BEAR FIREARMS.
The Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901.
Permission is hereby granted to [name and address of licensee) to
bear the following Firearms for five years from the date of this license.

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High Commissioner. This license is subject to any rules made by the High Commissioner under the “ Firearms and Ammunition Proclamation, 1901.”

30TH JANUARY, 1904.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE UNDER PROCLAMATION

No. 1 OF 1901, DEALING WITH REGISTRATION
OF FIREARMS, GRANT OF PERMITS, ETC., ETC.

All unregistered arms illegal.

Disposal of forfeited arms.

1. Any persons found in possession of unregistered arms, whether introduced into the Protectorate before or subsequent to the enactment of the said Proclamation, will be proceeded against by process of law throughout the Protectorate.

2. Arms taken from any Non-native will be sent for deposit in the Public Warehouse, and arms taken from Natives (except Government 303 or other stolen arms of modern make) will be completely broken up and destroyed by Residents in such a way that no portion of them can ever be used again. The number and class of arms so destroyed will be reported by the Resident to the Commissioner of Police for entry in the Register of the Protectorate, and will also be recorded in the Provincial Register and in the monthly report of the Resident. Government rifles will be handed over to the Corps to which they belong.

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