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Gun Laws > Permits
A license is required to possess, import, or sell firearms. Each license issued shall specify the number, quantity, and description of the arms which may be possessed, imported, or sold, or otherwise transferred. A license to possess must be renewed every year and must be in the licensee's possession when carrying such arms.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
It is unlawful to knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a machine gun, a short barreled rifle or shotgun, or any other firearm for which a valid license from the commissioner of public safety has not been obtained. (Exceptions to these prohibitions are stated in the prohibited weapons statute.)
Gun Laws > Prohibited persons
The Territory of American Samoa does not allow handguns on the island. Police officers are not required to carry firearms in the performance of their normal duties. However, police officers are authorized by statute to carry firearms, providing they have completed firearms training and are certified by a competent authority. A person's baggage is checked for firearms upon arrival. Shotguns of various gauges and .22-caliber rifles are allowed. It is unlawful to transfer a firearm to a person who is prohibited from possession, less than 18 years old (except in limited circumstances) or intoxicated. A firearm cannot be possessed by a person who has been convicted of or confined for a dangerous felony in the territory or elsewhere during the preceding 5 years, or who is a fugitive from justice, a habitual drunkard, a drug addict, or currently adjudged mentally incompetent.
State court > Nomenclature > Court of Last Resort
High Court, Appellate Division
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Current Governor Togiola Tulafono
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Elected/took office 2,003
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Party Democratic
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Seat Up 2,008

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: Samoa (American), Samoa (US), AS

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