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Chile. 2005 ‘Possession of Illegal Firearms (Posesion de Armas Ilegales).’ Act No. 17.798 on Firearms Control, as Amended (Ley No. 17.798 sobre Control de Armas); Title II (Article 13), p. 7. Santiago: Ministry of National Defence. 13 May

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Artículo 13. Posesion de Armas Ilegales

Los que poseyeren o tuvieren alguna de las armas o elementos señalados en los incisos primero, segundo o tercero del artículo 3°1 serán sancionados con presidio menor en su grado máximo a presidio mayor en su grado mínimo.

Si dichas armas son material de uso bélico o aquéllas señaladas en el inciso final del artículo 3°, la pena será de presidio mayor en su grado mínimo a medio…

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Article 13. Possession of Illegal Firearms

Those who possess or have any of the firearms and elements listed in the first, second or third paragraphs of article 31 shall be punished with a minor prison term in its maximum degree to a rigorous prison term in its minimum degree.

Should such firearms be weapons of war, or any of those listed in the last paragraph of article 3, the penalty shall be rigorous imprisonment of a minimum to medium term…

[Editor's note: According to Chile Criminal Code: '(1) minor prison term in its maximum degree to (2) rigorous prison term in its minimum degree; and (3) rigorous imprisonment of a minimum to medium term' means '(1) 3 years and one day to 5 years; (2) from 5 years and 1 day to 10 years, and (3) from 10 years and 1 day to 15 years']

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