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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Penalty for Purchase or Possession Without Certificate.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part III (Section 9). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Penalty for Purchase or Possession Without Certificate

9. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 12, 43 and 44 of this Act, no person shall purchase, acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition to which this Part of this Act applies unless he holds a firearm certificate in force at the time.

[This Part of this Act applies to all firearms except the following weapons-
(a) a revolver;
(b) a prohibited weapon;
(c) a smooth bore gun having a barrel not less than twenty inches in length;
(d) an air gun, air rifle or pistol not being of a type declared by the rules made under the provisions of section 47 of this Act to be specially dangerous]

(2) If any person -
(a) purchases, acquires or has in his possession any firearm or ammunition to which this Part of this Act applies without holding a firearm certificate in force at the time, or otherwise than as authorised by such certificate, or, in the case of ammunition in quantities in excess of those so authorised; or
(b) fails to comply with any condition subject to which a firearm certificate is held by him, he shall, subject to the provisions of sections 12, 43 and 44 of this Act for each offence on summary conviction before a Stipendiary and Circuit magistrate be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of five years and shall be liable to a fine of ten thousand dollars:
Provided that where the court is satisfied that such person was the holder of a firearm certificate granted under this Part and did not renew such firearm certificate during the period specified in the proviso to subsection (4) of section 10, or during the period of six months next following that period, the court may, in lieu of passing a sentence of imprisonment, impose on such person a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.

ID: Q3130

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