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CENTRAL FIREARMS REGISTRY
The Central Firearms Registry is established under the provisions of subsection (1) of section four of the Firearms Act CAP 110 of the Laws of Zambia.
The Central Firearms Registry is headed by the Registrar of firearms.
FUNCTIONS OF THE FIREARMS REGISTRY
The firearms Registry is responsible for the control of the Import, export, movement, storage, possession, sale, manufacturing and repair of firearms and ammunition and other related materials.
GENERAL OFFENCES RELATING TO FIREARMS
The following are offences relating to fire arms:-
Automatic firearms are prohibited. They cannot be owned by any member of the public. An Automatic firearm is a gun which continues to fire bullets until the trigger is released or the magazine is empty. Any individual owning such a weapon for private use should be reported to the Police.
AGE LIMIT FOR POSSESSING AFIREARM
Only people aged 21 years and over are allowed to possess or handle any firearm and ammunition.
DEATH OF HOLDER OF FIREARM LICENCE
Upon the death of the holder of a firearm licence, such licence shall forthwith lapse and any person who comes into possession of the firearms or ammunition to which the said licence relates shall within fourteen days of coming into possession thereof deposit the same in a public warehouse.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INHERITANCE OF A FIREARM
WHO QUALIFIES TO HOLD A FIREARM LICENCE
- A person who has not attained the age of twenty-one years shall not purchase, acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition, and no person shall sell, let on hire or give any firearm or ammunition to a person whom he knows or has grounds for believing to be under the age of twenty-one years.
- A fit and proper person - it must be a person who is stable and responsible. Such a person should neither be violent nor be involved in domestic violence, abuse or dependent on alcohol or narcotics.
TOURIST’S IMPORT AND EXPORT PERMITS – (Requirements).
- Filling in of application forms (form D) by the local safari company on behalf of the tourist.
- Attach photo copy of firearm licence from country of origin of tourist.
- Attach copy of the invitation letter from the local safari company
NOTE: The application should be submitted before the applicant travels.
HOW TO ACQUIRE A FIREARM
1. Filling in of application forms (Form K). This form can be obtained from any nearest Police Station.
2. Lifting of fingerprints from any nearestPolice station.
3. Attach a copy of ID card (NRC or Passport).
4. Issuance of competency (form P) from any Police Station.
5. Submission of Application forms to Central Firearms office at Police Service Headquarters for approval.
6. Issuance of the Provisional Firearm Certificate.
7. Purchase of a firearm from any Registered/Licensed Firearms dealer
8. Issuance of Firearm Certificate from Police Headquarters.
For more Information visit Central Firearms Registry at Police Headquarters. Room 40 ground floor. Telephone 253545 Ext: 325