Date of promulgation:
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2006 No. 13
THE UGANDA PEOPLES’ DEFENCE FORCES (ARMS, AMMUNITION AND EQUIPMENT ORDINARILY THE MONOPOLY OF THE DEFENCE FORCES)
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
- Arms, ammunition and equipment ordinarily the monopoly of the Defence Forces.
2006 No. 13. The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (Arms, Ammunition And Equipment
Ordinarily The Monopoly Of The Defence Forces) Regulations, 2006.
(Under subsection (1) of section 252 and paragraph (h) of subsection (1) of section 119 of the Uganda Peoples ’ Defence Forces Act, No. 7 of2005).
In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Minister by subsection (1) of section 252 of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Act, and after consultation with the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Council, these Regulations are made this 9th day of March, 2006.
These Regulations may be cited as the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (Arms, Ammunition And Equipment Ordinarily The Monopoly Of The Defence Forces) Regulations, 2006.
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—
“ammunition” includes grenades, bombs and other like missiles and cartridges blank, tracer, explosive, incendiary, observing or signalling cartridges and any ammunition containing or designed or adapted to contain the shot, bullet or any noxious liquid, gas or other thing whether capable of use with a firearm or not;
“ammunition of war” means ammunition for u se with arms of war;
“arms of war” i nclude artillery of all kinds, apparatus for the discharge of explosives or gas diffusing projectiles, flame throwers, bombs, grenades, machine guns and rifled small-bore, breech-loading weapons, whether all or any of those arms of war are assembled or in parts, but do not include arms licensed by the Minister of Internal Affairs;
“firearm” i ncludes any barreled weapon (other than an imitation firearm) from which any shot, bullet or other missile capable of causing injury can be discharged, adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet or other missile and any weapon of whatever description designated or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing dangerous to human beings, and includes any component part of any such weapon as aforesaid and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to eliminate or diminish the noise or flash caused by firing any such weapon, but does not included any antique firearm which has been rendered incapable of use as a firearm.
- Arms, ammunition and equipment ordinarily the monopoly of the Defence Forces
Arms and ammunition which, for the purposes of paragraph (h) of subsection (1) of section 119 of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Act, are ordinarily the monopoly of the Defence Forces include—
- any firearm which is so designed or adapted that, if pressure is applied
to the trigger, missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed from the trigger or until the magazine containing the missiles is empty;
- any firearm possessing a mechanism which ejects the expended
cartridge and reloads the firearm by manual action other than the pressing and releasing of the trigger;
- ammunition for use with the firearms specified in paragraphs (a) and (b)
of this regulation;
- arms of war;
- ammunition of war;
f) any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious, liquid, gar or similar thing dangerous to human beings;
- any ammunition containing or designed or adapted to contain, any such
noxious thing; or
- any firearm, ammunition or equipment specified, or any firearm or
ammunition of a class or type specified in the Gazette by the Minister.
AMAMA MBABAZI, Minister of Defence.