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St. Kitts and Nevis. 2002 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms Act Chapter 19.05; Part I (Sections 2, 3), pp. 5-7. Basseterre: Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis. 31 December

Relevant contents

2. Interpretation

(1) In this Act…

"appropriate authority" means in relation to the grant, amendment or revocation of any licence, certificate or permit, the appropriate authority specified in section 38…1

"prohibited weapon" means

(a) any artillery or automatic firearm; or
(b) any grenade, bomb or other like missile…

"restricted person" means any person who

(a) is a habitual criminal;
(b) has at any time within five years next before the event in relation to which the term is used
(i) been declared by a court pursuant to section 3 to be a restricted person; or
(ii) been convicted of an offence involving violence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment, whether with or without hard labour, exceeding three months;

"restricted weapon" means any weapon of whatever description or design which is adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing…

3. Declaration of Restricted Person

A court before which a person is convicted of an offence under this Act (other than an offence against section 41) or under any law in force before the commencement of this Act in respect of the importation, exportation, possession or use in Saint Christopher and Nevis of any firearm or ammunition, may declare that person to be a restricted person for the purposes of this Act.

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