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St. Kitts and Nevis. 2002 ‘Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act Chapter 19.05; Part II (Section 4), pp. 7-8. Basseterre: Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis. 31 December

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4. Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition

(1) A person shall not import into, export from or tranship in Saint Christopher and Nevis any firearm or ammunition except under and in accordance with the terms of a Firearm Import Permit, Firearm Export Permit or Firearm Transhipment Permit, as the case may be.

(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and shall be liable,

(a) in the case of an offence relating to a prohibited weapon,1
(i) on summary conviction before a Magistrate, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not less than twelve months and not exceeding three years; [Amended by Act 8/1994]
(ii) on conviction before the High Court, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years but not less than five years. [Amended by Act 11/1996]

(b) in the case of an offence relating to a restricted weapon1 or to restricted ammunition,
(i) on summary conviction before a Magistrate, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not less than twelve months and not exceeding three years; or [Amended by Acts 8/1994 and 11/1996]
(ii) on conviction before a High Court to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years but not less than five years; [Amended by Act 11/1996]

(c) in any other case,
(i) on summary conviction before a Magistrate, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not less than twelve months and not exceeding three years; or [Amended by Acts 8/1994 and 11/1996]
(ii) on conviction before the High Court to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not less than two years and not exceeding seven years. [Amended by Act 8/1994]

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