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Jamaica. 1967 ‘General Restrictions Upon Manufacture and Dealing in Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act 1967 Regulation, Act 23 of 2010; Part III (Article 9), pp. 12-13. Kingston: Parliament of Jamaica. 16 March

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General restrictions upon manufacture and dealing in firearms and ammunition

9. (1) A person shall not manufacture or deal in -

(a) firearms or ammunition except under and in accordance with the terms of a Firearm Manufacturer's Licence or a Firearm Dealer's Licence; or
(b) any prohibited weapon.

(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable in the case of -

(a) an offence in relation to the manufacture of, or to dealing in, prohibited weapons-
(i) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding five years; or
(ii) on conviction before a Circuit Court to imprisonment for life or such other term, being not less than fifteen years, as the Court considers appropriate with or without hard labour; or

(b) an offence in relation to the manufacture of any firearm (other than a prohibited weapon) or ammunition or to dealing in restricted weapons or restricted ammunition -
(i) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding five years; or
(ii) on conviction before a Circuit Court to imprisonment for life or such term, being not less than fifteen years, as the Court considers appropriate with or without hard labour;

(c) an offence in relation to dealing in firearms or ammunition, other than prohibited or restricted weapons or restricted ammunition -
(i) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding five years; or
(ii) on conviction before a Circuit Court to a fine or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding five years.

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