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Dominica. 1973 ‘Prohibition on Manufacture of Firearm or Ammunition.’ Laws of Dominica, Firearms Act, Chapter 15:31, Act No.37 of 1973 [with Amendments to 1990]; Part I (Section 15). Roseau: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 25 October

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Prohibition on Manufacture of Firearm or Ammunition

15. (1) No person may manufacture any firearm or ammunition in Dominica and, in particular, a person other than the holder of a gunsmith's licence shall not -
(a) shorten the barrel of any firearm;
(b) convert into a firearm anything which is not a firearm; or
(c) convert into a prohibited weapon anything which is not a prohibited weapon.

(2) The holder of a gunsmith's licence shall not do any of the things referred to in subsection (1), except with the prior written approval of the Commissioner.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is liable, in the case of -
(a) an offence in relation to the manufacture of prohibited weapons, on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for five years and to a fine;
(b) an offence in relation to the manufacture of firearms or ammunition, other than prohibited weapon -
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of six thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for five years;
(c) an offence in relation to subsection (1)(a) or (b) -
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of six thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for five years;
(d) an offence in relation to subsection (1)(c) -
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for seven years.

(4) A person who has in his possession a firearm -
(a) the barrel of which has been shortened; or
(b) in relation to which an offence under subsection (1)(b) or (c) has been committed,

shall be deemed, unless he proves the contrary, to have committed the offence under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c), respectively.

ID: Q3207

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