46.4233 Authorized possession and use of arms without license.

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(a) This chapter does not prohibit the possession and use of arms and other police weapons by any member of the police force, armed forces of the United States or employees of the government of the United States and law enforcement officers of other states or territories if these arms are properly issued by the issuing authorities and are brought into the Territory in the course of performing official duties.

(b) The Governor or his designated representative may authorize the pulenu’u or police of any village to possess and use arms in connection with his official duties without first obtaining a license therefor.

(c) The Governor may enter into reciprocal agreements with states whose law enforcement officers may be assigned on official duty in the Territory to permit these law enforcement officers to carry firearms without registration.

History: 1962, PL 7-13; 1981, PL 17-30 § 2; amd 1991, PL 22-8.