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Dominica. 2011 ‘Firearm Import Licence or Export Licence.’ Firearms Act No. 3 of 2011; Part IV (Section 24), pp. 232-233. Roseau: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 15 April

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Firearm Import Licence or Export Licence

24. (1) A person shall not import into or export from Dominica any firearm or ammunition unless he is the holder of a firearm import licence or a firearm export licence.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable:

(a) in the case of a prohibited weapon1 on:
(i) summary conviction to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years or to both,
(ii) conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding twenty years,

(b) in the case of a restricted weapon or restricted ammunition:2
(i) on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding seven years,
(ii) on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years,

(c) in any other case:
(i) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding seven years or to both;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years.

(3) In accordance with section 7:

(a) a person who wishes to import or export a firearm or ammunition may apply to the appropriate authority2 for a firearm import or export licence; and
(b) the appropriate authority may, subject to this Act grant an import or export licence.

(4) The holder or a firearm import or export licence who contravenes any conditions subject to which the licence is granted commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars or to both.

ID: Q10092

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