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Soares, Eduardo. 2013 ‘Criminalisation.’ Firearms-Control Legislation Policy - Brazil; Section V.D, pp. 43-45. Washington DC: Law Library of Congress (USA). 1 February

Relevant contents

Criminalisation…

The failure of the owner or possessor of a firearm to observe the precautions necessary to prevent a person who is under eighteen years of age or mentally disabled from getting hold of the firearm is punishable with detention of one to two years and a fine….(36)

The carrying, holding, acquiring, supplying, receiving, keeping in deposit, transporting, giving away, lending, sending, having custody of, or concealing of permitted firearms, accessories, or ammunition without authorisation and in violation of a law or regulation is punishable with imprisonment of two to four years and a fine…(38)

The owning, carrying, holding, acquiring, supplying, receiving, keeping in deposit, transporting, giving away, lending, sending, having custody of, or concealing prohibited or restricted firearms, accessories, or ammunition, without authorisation and in violation of a law or regulation, is punishable with imprisonment of three to six years and a fine.(42)

The same penalties are applicable to a person who:
(I) suppresses or changes the characteristic marking, number, or any identification signal of a firearm or device;
(II) modifies the characteristics of a firearm in order to make it equivalent to a prohibited or restricted firearm for the purpose of hindering or otherwise misleading police, experts, or judges…
(IV) carries, possesses, purchases, transports, or delivers a firearm which has had its number, marking, or other identifying signal scraped, deleted, or tampered with;
(V) sells, delivers, or supplies, even gratuitously, firearms, accessories, ammunition, or explosives to a child or adolescent; and
(VI) produces, recharges, or recycles, without legal authorisation, or tampers in any way with ammunition or explosives.(43)

The acquiring, leasing, receiving, transporting, carrying, concealing, keeping in deposit, disassembling, assembling, reassembling, tampering with, selling, displaying for sale, or otherwise using of firearms, accessories, or ammunition, for one's own benefit or the benefit of a third party, in the course of trade or industrial activity, without authorization or in violation of a law or regulation, is punishable with four to eight years of imprisonment and a fine…(44)

Importing, exporting, or promoting the entry or exit of firearms, accessories or ammunition into or out of the national territory, without authorization of the responsible authority, is punishable with four to eight years of imprisonment and a fine…(46)

Sources:

36) Lei No. 10.826, de 22 de dezembro de 2003, art. 13
http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/Leis/2003/L10.826compilado.htm

38) Id. art. 14.

42) Id. art. 16.

43) Id. art. 16 (sole para.).

44) Id. art. 17.

46) Id. art. 18.

ID: Q11519

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