Citation(s) from the literature library

Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Prohibition of Sale to Unlicensed Persons.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 5, Section 458a). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

Relevant contents

25 L.P.R.A. § 458a (2013)

Section 458a. Prohibition of Sale to Unlicensed Persons

No dealer shall deliver a weapon to a buyer unless he/she can show a weapons license1 in effect. When the buyer of the weapon is a hunter or shooter authorized to own firearms, the sale and delivery thereof shall be made in the same manner that is indicated in this chapter.

A dealer who knowingly sells firearms to a person without a license shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction, shall be sanctioned with a penalty of imprisonment for a fixed term of fifteen (15) years. If there were aggravating circumstances, the penalty established may be increased to a maximum of twenty-five (25) years; if there were mitigating circumstances, it could be reduced to a minimum of ten (10) years.

A conviction under this section shall entail the automatic cancellation of the dealer license.

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