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Panama. 2011 ‘Object (Objectivo).’ Act No. 57 on Firearms, Ammunition and Related Materials (Ley Nº 57 general de armas de fuego, municiones y materiales relacionados); Chapter I (Articles 1,2), p. 2. Panama: National Assembly of the Republic of Panama. 27 May

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Artículo 1. Objetivo

Esta Ley establece el régimen jurídico para regular la tenencia, porte, actividades de importación, exportación, comercialización, almacenaje, intermediación, transporte y tráfico de armas, municiones y materiales relacionados, por particulares, en desarrollo del articulo 312 de la Constitución Política.

Artículo 2. Ámbito de aplicación

La presente Ley regula la comercialización, tenencia y porte de armas de fuego, municiones y materiales relacionados dentro del territorio de la República de Panamá, que no sean armas y elementos de guerra cuya posesión es exclusiva del Gobierno Nacional, así como las actividades de transferencia, intermediación o transporte de armas de fuego, municiones y materiales relacionados realizadas desde o a través del territorio nacional.


Translated content:

Article 1. Objective

This Act lays down the legal system to regulate the possession, carrying, import, export, commerce, storage, brokering, transport and trafficking of firearms, ammunition and related materials, by individuals, in relation with Article 312 of the Constitution.

Article 2. Scope of Application

This Act regulates the commerce, possession and carrying of firearms, ammunition and related materials within the national territory of the Republic of Panama, which are not weapons or elements of war whose possession will be exclusively used by the National Government, as well as transfer, brokering or transport of firearms, ammunition and related materials conducted from or across the national territory.

[Editor's Note: After reviewing available legislation and other source documents, found no evidence of a provision in law to regulate this aspect of firearm policy. As some authorities enforce restrictions only in practice, the mere absence of a published legal provision should be treated with caution]

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