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Chile. 2005 ‘Carrying of Illegal Firearms (Porte de Armas Ilegales).’ Act No. 17.798 on Firearms Control, as Amended (Ley No. 17.798 sobre Control de Armas); Title II (Article 14), p. 6. Santiago: Ministry of National Defence. 13 May

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Artículo 14. Porte de Armas Ilegales

Los que portaren 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 sus grados mínimo a medio…

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Translated content:

Article 14. Carrying of Illegal Firearms

Those who carry any of the firearms or elements listed in the first, second or third paragraphs of article 31 shall be punished with ordinary imprisonment of a maximum term to rigorous imprisonment of a minimum term.

If the firearms are weapons of war, or 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) ordinary imprisonment of a maximum term to (2) rigorous imprisonment of a minimum term; 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 5 years and 1 day to 10 years or from 10 years and 1 day to 15 years']

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