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Virgin Islands (UK). 1957 ‘Books to Be Kept by Firearms Dealer.’ Firearms Ordinance, 1957; Chapter 126 (Section 9), pp. 1295-1296. Road Town: Official Gazette of the British Virgin Islands. 1 March

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Section 9. Books to be kept by firearms dealer1

(1) Every firearms dealer shall keep on his licensed premises a book according to the Form B in the First Schedule, to be called the "Firearms Receipt Book", and shall immediately after receipt of any firearms at his licensed premises make or cause to be made entry therein of the date of such receipt, the number and full description of each kind of firearm received and the name and address of the person or persons from whom received, and, where he himself has imported the firearm, the name of the ship in which and the address of the person from whom such firearm was imported.

(2) Every firearms dealer shall keep on his licensed premises a book, according to the Form C in the First Schedule, to be called the "Firearms Delivery Book", and shall immediately after delivery of firearms from his licensed premises make or cause to be made entry of the date of such delivery, the name and address of the person to whom delivered, the nature and number of the licence produced by him with the name of the office from which it was issued, or the circumstances exempting such person from producing such licence, the description of every firearm delivered and whether on sale, hire or otherwise.

(3) Such books shall be open at all times to inspection by the Licensing Authority or any police officer and shall be produced for inspection on request of the Licensing Authority or any police officer who may take copies of all entries contained in such books and who shall have power to verify the same by examination of the premises.

(4) The Governor may require a firearms dealer to keep such books in duplicate and to deliver one of the duplicates to the Licensing Authority at such times as the Licensing Authority may think fit.

(5) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section, or who in the sale, purchase, hire or delivery of any firearm knowingly makes or causes to be made any false entry or statement as to any matter which he is required by this section to make, or who prevents or obstructs the inspection of any such books as is authorised by this section, shall be guilty of an offence against the Ordinance and be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

ID: Q11370

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