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Guatemala. 2011 ‘Requirements to Purchase a Firearm for Civil or Sporting or Personal Use (Requisitos para comprar un arma de fuego de uso civil, deportiva o de uso y manejo individual).’ Regulation of the Act on Firearms and Ammunition (Reglamento de la Ley de armas y municiones); Title III, Chapter V (Article 18), pp. 12-13. Guatemala City: Government of the Republic of Guatemala. 1 March

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Artículo 18. Requisitos para comprar un arma de fuego de uso civil, deportiva o de uso y manejo individual

Para comprar un arma de fuego de uso civil, deportiva o de uso y manejo individual el interesado deberá presentar a la entidad autorizada para venderla, lo siguiente:

a) Fotocopia legalizada de su documento de identificación personal, reconocido por la ley.
b) Certificación original de la partida de nacimiento.
c) Certificación de carencia de antecedentes penales.
d) Certificación de carencia de antecedentes policíacos.
e) Boleto de ornato.
f) Constancia de empleo o certificación de ingresos. Cuando por su actividad económica el interesado no pueda presentar este último documento, deberá presentar declaración jurada prestada ante Notario, declarando sus ingresos y la actividad de la que los obtiene.

El vendedor remitirá la documentación y el arma a la DIGECAM, para comprobación de que está en orden y que no existe impedimento legal para la compraventa. En un plazo no mayor de cinco (5) días hábiles DIGECAM emitirá al vendedor la autorización de venta y tarjeta de tenencia del arma de fuego a favor del nuevo propietario.

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Article 18. Requirements to Purchase a Firearm for Civil or Sporting or Personal Use

In order to purchase a firearm for civil, sporting or personal use, the applicant must submit the following information to the institution that is authorised to sell these items:

a) A certified photocopy of the personal identification document that is recognised by law.
b) Original birth certificate.
c) Certificate showing the absence of criminal records.
d) Certificate showing the absence of police records.
e) Maintenance fee.
f) Proof of employment or income certificate. When the applicant is unable to present this document due to economic reasons, he must present a notified legal declaration, stating their income and activity.

The documentation and the firearm must be sent to DIGECAM by the seller, to check that all is in order and that there is no legal impediment for the purchaser. The sale authorisation shall be sent by DIGECAM to the seller, along with a firearm possession licence for the new owner, within five (5) business days.

[DIGECAM = Directorate General for Control of Arms and Ammunition]

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