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Guatemala. 2009 ‘Illegal Manufacture of Firearms (Fabricación ilegal de armas de fuego).’ Firearms and Ammunition Act, Decree No. 15 (Ley de Armas y Municiones, Decreto Numero 15); Title VI, Chapter II (Article 106), p. 27. Guatemala City: Congress of Guatemala. 21 April

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Artículo 106. Fabricación ilegal de armas de fuego

Comete el delito de fabricación ilegal de armas de fuego, quien sin contar con la licencia respectiva de la DIGECAM, fabrique armas de fuego.

La pena a imponerse será de cinco (5) a ocho (8) años de prisión inconmutables y el comiso de las armas de fuego, los instrumentos y materiales de fabricación.

Si dentro de las armas fabricadas, hay de las clasificadas en esta Ley como bélicas o de uso exclusivo del Ejército de Guatemala, la pena será de ocho (8) a doce (12) años inconmutables y el comiso de armas de fuego, los instrumentos y materiales de fabricación.

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Translated content:

Article 106. Illegal Manufacture of Firearms

Anyone who, without the appropriate licence from DIGECAM, manufactures firearms commits the offence of illegally manufacturing firearms.

The penalty to be imposed shall be a prison sentence of five (5) to eight (8) years and confiscation of firearms, manufacturing tools and materials.

If the firearms manufactured are classified under this Act as military weapons or for the exclusive use of the Guatemalan military, the penalty shall be eight (8) to twelve (12) years in prison and confiscation of firearms, manufacturing tools and materials.

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

ID: Q10519

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