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Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Serial Number or Name of Owner on Firearm; Removal or Mutilation.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 5, Section 458i). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

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25 L.P.R.A. § 458i (2013)

Section 458i. Serial Number or Name of Owner on Firearm; Removal or Mutilation

Every weapon shall have the name of the dealer or trademark or the name of the importer under which it shall be sold, adhered in such a way that it cannot be easily altered or erased, in addition to a serial number or the full name of its owner.

A person shall incur a felony and be punished with imprisonment for a fixed term of twelve (12) years, who:

(a) Willfully removes, mutilates, permanently covers, alters or erases the serial number or the name of the owner of any weapon.

(b) Knowingly buys, sells, receives, alienates, transfers, bears or holds any weapon whose serial number or the name of the owner has been removed, mutilated, permanently covered, altered or erased.

(c) Being a dealer or an agent or representative of said dealer, knowingly purchases, sells, receives, delivers, alienates, transfers, bears or has any weapon in his/her possession whose serial number or the name of its owner has been removed, mutilated, permanently covered, altered or erased.

If there were aggravating circumstances, the fixed penalty can be increased to a maximum of twenty-four (24) years; if there were mitigating circumstances, it may be reduced to a minimum of six (6) years.

ID: Q11245

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