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St Lucia. 2003 ‘Prohibited Weapons and Ammunition.’ Saint Lucia Firearms Act No.9 of 2003; Part I (Section 3). Castries: House of Assembly and the Senate of Saint Lucia. 20 January

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Prohibited Weapons and Ammunition

3.— (1) Subject to this Act, a person shall not use, purchase, acquire or have in his or her possession, import or export, carry, manufacture, supply or offer to supply to another, be concerned in the supplying to another, of any of the following —
(a) any firearm which is so designed or adapted that, if pressure is applied to the trigger, missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed form the trigger or the magazine containing the ammunition is empty;
(b) any weapon designed to fire any rocket and any other projectile;
(c) any firearm or ammunition which has been cut down, converted or otherwise changed from its original form other than a shot gun the barrel of which has been lawfully shortened under section 16;
(d) any firearm or ammunition which bears the appearance of having been manufactured in a place other than a place where firearms or ammunition are normally manufactured for commerce or by a person other than a person engaged in the commercial manufacture of firearms;
(e) any live bomb or live grenade except a hand grenade manufactured for the purpose of extinguishing fires.

(2) The Minister may exempt any person or class of persons from the provisions of this section,

(3) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any other enactment, a person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than fifteen years.

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