(a) a licence for possession; or
(b) a dealer's licence,
shall be made to the Commissioner in the specified form and the prescribed manner.
(2) Upon application duly made to him under subsection (1)(a) and upon payment of the prescribed fee, the Commissioner may grant to the applicant a licence, conforming with section 28, to possess arms or ammunition or both.
(3) Upon application duly made to him under subsection (1)(b), the Commissioner may grant to the applicant a licence, conforming with section 29, to deal in arms or ammunition or both.
(3A) In exercising the powers under subsection (2) or (3) to grant a licence, the Commissioner shall, in addition to any other relevant matter that he may reasonably take into consideration, have regard to-
(a) whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to be granted a licence;
(b) whether there is good reason for that applicant to hold a licence; and
(c) whether it is objectionable, for reasons of public safety and security, to grant the licence to that applicant. (Added 14 of 2000 s. 13)
(4) A licence granted under this section may be subject to such terms and conditions (including conditions imposing a limit or restriction on the number, type, class or description of arms, or the quantity, type, class or description of ammunition, or both) as the Commissioner thinks fit.
(5) The Commissioner shall, in a form determined by him, keep a register in respect of each type of licence granted by him under subsections (2) and (3).