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Jamaica. 1967 ‘Special Restrictions on Shortening Firearms and Converting Imitation Firearms into Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1967 Regulation, Act 23 of 2010; Part III (Article 15), pp. 19-20. Kingston: Parliament of Jamaica. 16 March

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Special Restrictions on Shortening Firearms and Converting Imitation Firearms into Firearms

15.(1) Subject to subsection (5), a person other than the holder of a Gunsmith's Licence shall not

(a) shorten a barrel of any smooth bore gun to a length of less than twenty inches; or
(b) convert into a firearm anything which is not a firearm; or.
(c) convert into a prohibited weapon anything which is not a prohibited weapon; or
(d) convert into a restricted weapon anything which is not a restricted weapon.

(2) A holder of a Gunsmith's Licence shall not do any of the things referred to in subsection (1) except with the prior written approval of the Commissioner of Police.

(3) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence, and in the case of a contravention of paragraph (c) of subsection (1) shall be liable -

(a) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years;
(b) on conviction before a Circuit Court to imprisonment for life with or without hard labour.

(4) For the purposes of this section the length of the barrel of a firearm shall be measured from the muzzle to the point at which the charge is exploded on firing.

(5) This section shall not apply to the holder of a Firearm Manufacture's Licence operating in accordance with the terms of that licence.

ID: Q11014

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