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Uruguay. 1974 ‘Weapons of War Prohibited for Civilian Use (Armas de guerras prohibidas para uso civil).’ Decree-Law No. 14.157, on Military Law (Decreto-Ley N°14.157, sobre la ley orgánica militar) (Article 49), p. 1. Montevideo: Republic of Uruguay. 21 February

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Armas de guerras prohibidas para uso civil

Artículo 49 - Está prohibido a los habitantes de la República la tenencia de material de guerra a cualquier título.

Cada Fuerza en su respectiva jurisdicción ejercerá la vigilancia y control del armamento, municiones, explosivos, pólvoras, agresivos químicos, agentes biológicos y radiológicos, material pirotécnico y todo equipo de guerra, cualquiera sea su tenedor, que se importe, almacene o fabrique, con cualquier fin. Asimismo, inspeccionará y mantendrá el inventario del armamento y municiones de los Cuerpos de Policía, Bomberos, Guardia de Cárceles, personal de guardia y resguardo aduanero y toda organización que utilice armamento.

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Weapons of War Prohibited for Civilian Use

Article 49 - It is forbidden for citizens of the Republic of Uruguay to own weapons of war.

Each force in their respective jurisdiction shall exercise supervision and control of firearms, ammunition, explosives, gunpowder, dangerous chemicals, biological and radiological agents, fireworks and all war equipment, whoever the owner of the weapon is, who imports, stores or manufactures them. In addition, they shall inspect and maintain the inventory of weapons and ammunition that belong to the Police, Fire Departments, Prison Guards, security personnel and Customs guards and all organisations that use firearms.

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