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Brazil. 2003 ‘The National Weapon System.’ The Statute of Disarmament Law No. 10,826/03, Final Wording of the Alternative Bill of the House of Representatives for Bill of Law No. 292 of 1999 of the Senate; Chapter 1 (2003 Translation by Carolina Iootty, Viva Rio). Brasilia: House of Representatives. 1 December
The National Weapon System
Article 1 - The National Arms Registry (Sistema Nacional de Armas - SINARM), instituted by the Ministry of Justice and operated by the Federal Police, has jurisdiction over the whole national territory.
Article 2 - It is the responsibility of SINARM to:
I - identify the characteristics and owners of firearms, upon registration;
II - register all firearms produced, imported and sold in Brazil;
III - register all authorisations to carry firearms and the renewals issued by the Federal Police;
IV - register all transfers of ownership, loss, theft, robbery and other events liable to alter the enrolment data, including the ones resulting from the closure of companies that render private security and armoured car services;
V - identify any modifications that may alter the characteristics or operation of firearms;
VI - integrate existing police records into the registry;
VII - register firearms seizures, including those related to police and judicial proceedings;
VIII - register all firearms dealers operating in Brazil, as well as grant authorisation for the performance of this activity;
IX - register all authorised manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, exporters and importers of firearms, accessories and ammunitions;
X - register the identification of the barrel of the firearm, the characteristics of the bunter marks and striations of any bullet fired from it, in accordance with the markings and testing obligatorily carried out by the manufacturer.
XI - inform the Public Security Secretaries of the States and of the Federal District of all registrations and authorisations to carry firearms in the corresponding territories, and keep the file updated for consultation.
[SINARM = Sistema Nacional de Armas/National Arms System]