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Chile. 2005 ‘Penalties of Ordinary Imprisonment (Sanciones con Presidio Menor).’ Act No. 17.798 on Firearms Control, as Amended (Ley No. 17.798 sobre Control de Armas); Title II (Article 9A), p. 5. Santiago: Ministry of National Defence. 13 May

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Artículo 9A. Sanciones con Presidio Menor

Será sancionado con la pena de presidio menor en su grado mínimo, el que, a sabiendas:

1. No siendo poseedor, tenedor o portador de un arma de fuego inscrita, adquiriere las municiones o cartuchos a que se refiere la letra c) del artículo 2º.

2. Siendo poseedor, tenedor o portador de un arma de fuego inscrita, adquiriere municiones o cartuchos que no correspondan al calibre de ésta.

3. Vendiere municiones o cartuchos sin contar con la autorización respectiva.

4. Estando autorizado para vender municiones o cartuchos, omitiere registrar la venta con la individualización completa del comprador y del arma respectiva.

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Translated content:

Article 9A. Penalties of Ordinary Imprisonment

The following individuals shall be punished with ordinary imprisonment of minimum degree:

1. Those who, without being owners, bearers or carriers of a registered firearm, purchase ammunition or cartridges referred to in paragraph c) of article 2.

2. Those who, being owners, bearers or carriers of a registered firearm, purchase ammunition or cartridges which do not correspond to the calibre of the firearm;

3. Those who sell ammunition or cartridges without corresponding authorisation;

4. Those who, albeit authorised to sell ammunition or cartridges, omit to register the sale and the identity of the buyer.

[Editor's note: According to Chile Criminal Code: 'ordinary imprisonment of minimum degree' means 'from 61 days to 540 days']

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