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Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Weapons Within Reach of Minors.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 5, Section 458r). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

Relevant contents

25 L.P.R.A. § 458r (2013)

Section 458r. Weapons Within Reach of Minors

Any person who negligently leaves a firearm or automatic weapon within reach of a person who is under eighteen (18) years of age who does not hold a target shooting or hunting license, and who takes the weapon and harms another person or him/herself, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment for a fixed term of two (2) years. If there were aggravating circumstances, the fixed penalty thus established, shall be increased to a maximum of five (5) years; if there were mitigating circumstances, it can be reduced to a minimum of six (6) months and one (1) day.

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