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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Restriction on Purchase and Possession of Firearms by Young Persons.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part VI (Section 29). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Restriction on Purchase and Possession of Firearms by Young Persons

29. (1) Save as in this section expressly provided -
(a) no person under the age of eighteen years shall purchase, hire, use or carry, accept as a gift or borrow any firearm or ammunition;
(b) no person shall sell or let on hire, give or rent out any firearm or ammunition to any other person whom he knows or has reasonable grounds for believing to be under the age of eighteen years; and
(c) no person shall permit the using or carrying of any firearm or ammunition by a person under the age of eighteen years.

(2) If any person contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) of this section he shall for each offence be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for three months or to a fine of one hundred and fifty dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (1) of this section, a person between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years may accept as a gift or borrow, use or carry, any gun or ammunition to which Part IV of this Act applies while under the supervision of a person of or over the age of twenty-one years and no person shall be guilty of any offence under the provisions of this section by reason of his permitting such a person to do so in such circumstances:
Provided that a person under the age of eighteen years shall not have any gun in his possession in a public place except a gun which is so covered with a securely fastened gun cover that it cannot be fired or except while using such a gun or ammunition at a shooting gallery where the only firearms used are guns not exceeding .23 calibre.

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