49 Using, discharging, or carrying certain firearms except for some lawful, proper, or sufficient purpose

(1)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to both who, except for some lawful, proper, and sufficient purpose, uses, discharges, or carries anywhere any firearm of the kind known as—

(a)

a bolt gun or a stud gun:

(b)

a humane killer:

(c)

a tranquilliser gun:

(d)

a stock marking pistol:

(e)

an underwater spear gun:

(f)

a flare pistol:

(g)

a deer net gun:

(h)

a pistol that is part of rocket or line throwing equipment:

(i)

a miniature cannon.

(2)

In any prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) in which it is proved that the defendant used, discharged, or carried a firearm of a kind described in that subsection, the burden of proving the existence of some lawful, proper, and sufficient purpose shall lie on the defendant.

Section 49(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).