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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Prohibition on Person Convicted of Crime Purchasing or Possessing Firearms.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part VI (Section 32). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Prohibition on Person Convicted of Crime Purchasing or Possessing Firearms

32. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a person who has been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three months or upwards for any crime shall not, at any time during the period of five years from the date of his release, have a firearm or ammunition in his possession.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this section a person who is subject to the supervision of the police, or is subject to a recognisance to keep the peace, or to be of good behaviour a condition of which is that he shall not possess, use or carry a firearm, shall not, at any time during which he is so subject, have a firearm or ammunition in his possession.

(3) A person prohibited under this section from having in his possession a firearm or ammunition may apply for the removal of the prohibition as if such application were an appeal under the provisions of section 10 of this Act and if the application is granted, then the provisions of this section shall not apply to that person.

(4) No person shall sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to, or repair, test or prove a firearm or ammunition for any person whom he knows, or has reasonable ground for believing, to be prohibited by this section from having a firearm or ammunition in his possession.

(5) If any person contravenes any provision 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.

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