Firearms (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1924

Prohibition of import, etc., of weapons for discharge of noxious liquids, etc.

5.—(1) On and after the passing of this Act it shall not be lawful for any person, without the authority of the Minister for Defence, to import, manufacture, sell, purchase, carry, or have in his possession, any weapon of whatever description, designed for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas, or other thing, or any ammunition containing or designed or adapted to contain any such noxious thing.

(2) If any person contravenes the provisions of this section he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and be liable on conviction on indictment to suffer penal servitude for a term not exceeding five years or imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years.

(3) Officers of Customs and Excise and officers of the Post Office shall have the like powers in relation to weapons and ammunition mentioned in sub-section (1) of this section as such officers respectively have by law in relation to other articles the import of which is prohibited or restricted.