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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, TRANSFER, IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF UNMARKED PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES, POISONOUS OR NOXIOUS GAS OR NOXIOUS SUBSTANCE, ETC.

Part III LICENSING OF GUNS, ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES

Part IIIA LICENSING OF EXPLOSIVE PRECURSORS

Part IIIB GENERAL PROVISIONS ON LICENCES

Part IV OFFENCES

Part V SEARCH, SEIZURE AND ARREST

Part VI MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Detection Agents

SECOND SCHEDULE Explosive Precursors

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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PART III
LICENSING OF GUNS, ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES
Licences required in respect of guns, arms, explosives, etc.
13.
—(1)  No person shall, unless authorised thereto by licence, and in accordance with the conditions of the licence and such other conditions as may be prescribed —
(a)
have in his possession or under his control any gun, arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance;
(b)
import any gun, arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance;
(c)
export any gun, arms, explosives, naval or military stores, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance; or
(d)
manufacture or deal in guns, arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance.
[30/2002]
(2)  Any person who, in contravention of this section —
(a)
imports any gun, arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance;
(b)
exports any gun, arms, explosives, naval or military stores, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance; or
(c)
manufactures or deals in guns, arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.
[30/2002]
(3)  Any person who, in contravention of this section, has in his possession or under his control any gun shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 for every such gun and to imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years.
[30/2002]
(4)  Any person who, in contravention of this section, has in his possession or under his control any arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and to imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years.
[30/2002]
(5)  Upon the conviction of any person of an offence under subsection (4), if it is proved to the satisfaction of the court before which the conviction is had that the offender had possession or control of the arms, explosives, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance for the purpose of committing an offence punishable under the Penal Code (Cap. 224), the offender shall, in addition to the imprisonment prescribed by that subsection, be liable to caning.
[30/2002]
(6)  Subsection (1)(a) shall not apply to any bayonet, sword, dagger, spear or spearhead in any dwelling-house kept therein as a curio or for ornamental purposes.
[30/2002]
14.  [Repealed by Act 5 of 2007 wef 01/07/2007]
15.  [Repealed by Act 5 of 2007 wef 01/07/2007]
No purchase of guns or arms from licensed dealer without licence
16.
—(1)  No person shall take delivery of any guns or arms from a licensed dealer without a licence authorising the purchase thereof, nor beyond the extent permitted thereby.
(2)  No licensed dealer shall deliver to any person any guns or arms except upon delivery to him of the licence nor beyond the extent permitted thereby.
(3)  Any person who commits any act in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
[30/2002]
(4)  This section shall not apply to any bayonet, sword, dagger, spear and spearhead bona fide intended to be kept as a curio or for ornamental purposes.
Delivery by persons other than licensed dealers
17.
—(1)  Any person, not being a licensed dealer, in possession of any guns, arms or ammunition under a licence, may deliver the guns, arms or ammunition to any other person who has produced to him a licence for the possession thereof.
(2)  The person delivering the guns, arms or ammunition referred to in subsection (1) shall immediately return his licence to the Licensing Officer or other proper officer, endorsed with a note containing the date of delivery and the name, address and description of the person to whom he has delivered the guns, arms or ammunition, or such other information as is prescribed.
[30/2002]
(3)  Any person who commits any act in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
[30/2002]
Provision upon death or bankruptcy, etc., of licensee
18.
—(1)  If a person licensed to import any guns, arms or explosives dies or becomes bankrupt or becomes mentally incapable or otherwise disabled, the person carrying on the business of that licensee shall not be liable to any penalty or forfeiture for acting under the licence during such reasonable time as is necessary to allow him to make an application to the Licensing Officer for a new licence.
[30/2002]
(2)  The person carrying on the business of the licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall be deemed to be the holder of the licence for all purposes under this Act, and to be liable in the same way as if he were the original holder of the licence until a new licence is issued.
Guns, arms or explosives of which possession has become unlawful to be deposited with authorised person
19.
—(1)  Any person whose possession of guns, arms or explosives has become unlawful in consequence of the expiry, suspension or cancellation of a licence shall, without unnecessary delay, deposit them with such authorised person and at such place as may be specified in the licence or by notice in writing by the Licensing Officer.
[30/2002]
(2)  If the owner of any guns, arms or explosives so deposited does not, within 6 months from the date of deposit, produce a licence authorising him to possess them and apply for the delivery of them, the guns, arms or explosives deposited with an authorised person shall be forfeited to the Government.
[30/2002]
(3)  Every person licensed to possess guns or arms under this Act and intending to leave Singapore for any period exceeding one month shall, unless he intends to export such guns or arms, before so leaving transfer them to some person authorised under section 17 to take delivery of them or deposit them for safe keeping at a police station.
(4)  The Licensing Officer may authorise in writing any police officer to search any house for any guns or arms which he has reason to believe have not been transferred or deposited as required by subsection (3).
[21/73; 30/2002]
Forfeiture of arms or explosives deposited with authorised person or Licensing Officer
20.  Any arms or explosives deposited with an authorised person or the Licensing Officer in accordance with the provisions of this Act or any other written law for the time being in force shall, if not claimed by its owner or owners within 6 months from the date of the deposit, be forfeited to the Government.
[2/73; 30/2002]
Minister may authorise erection of magazines or establishment of hulks
21.  The Minister may, by writing under his hand, authorise —
(a)
the erection of such magazines or the establishment of such hulks as he considers necessary for the storage of Government explosives, or for the storage or safe custody of explosives belonging to other persons; and
(b)
the use of Government magazines or any portion thereof for the storage or safe custody of explosives belonging to other persons.