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Dominica. 1973 ‘Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Laws of Dominica, Firearms Act, Chapter 15:31, Act No.37 of 1973 [with Amendments to 1990]; Part IV (Section 31). Roseau: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 25 October

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Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition

31. (1) Notwithstanding any other law but subject to section 32, no person may import into Dominica any firearm or ammunition, except -
(a) under and in accordance with the terms of a firearm import permit (including a permit under section 33); or
(b) firearms or ammunition that is cargo properly manifested to consignees elsewhere than in Dominica or that are the bona fide stores of any ship, vessel or aircraft in the custody of the proper officer authorised for the purpose.

(2) A person who contravenes or aids or abets any other person in contravening subsection (1) is liable -
(a) in the case of an offence relating to a prohibited weapon -
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of six thousand dollars or imprisonment for eighteen months;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for five years;
(b) in any case -
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of three thousand dollars or to imprisonment for twelve months; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for two years.

(3) A person is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of three thousand dollars or to imprisonment for twelve months who, except in accordance with the permission in writing of the Commissioner under section 33, exports any firearm or ammunition from Dominica.

ID: Q3213

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