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St. Kitts and Nevis. 2002 ‘Special Restrictions on Shortening Firearms and Converting Imitation Firearms Into Firearms.’ Firearms Act Chapter 19.05; Part III (Section 15), pp. 14-15. Basseterre: Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis. 31 December

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15. Special Restrictions on Shortening Firearms and Converting Imitation Firearms Into Firearms

(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;
(b) convert into a firearm anything which is not a firearm;
(c) convert into a prohibited weapon anything which is not a prohibited weapon;1 or
(d) convert into a restricted weapon anything which is not a restricted weapon.1

(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 Chief of Police.

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

(a) 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;
(b) 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.

[Amended by Act 8/1994]

(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 Manufacturer's Licence operating in accordance with the terms of that licence.

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