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St. Kitts and Nevis. 2002 ‘General Provisions as to Grant and Issue of Licences, Certificates and Permits.’ Firearms Act Chapter 19.05; Part V (Section 29), pp. 22-23. Basseterre: Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis. 31 December
29. General Provisions as to Grant and Issue of Licences, Certificates and Permits
(1) Subject to this section and to sections 28 and 37, the grant of any licence, certificate or permit shall be in the discretion of the appropriate authority.
(2) No licence, certificate or permit shall be granted in relation to any prohibited weapon,1 without permission of the Minister of National Security.
[Amended by Act 6/2000]
(3) No licence, certificate or permit shall be granted to a restricted person or in relation to any restricted weapon or restricted ammunition except with the prior approval of the Minister of National Security:
Provided that this subsection shall not apply to the grant to any restricted person1 of a Firearm Disposal Permit. [Amended by Act 6/2000]
(4) A Firearm Import Permit, a Firearm User's Licence, a Firearm User's (Special) Permit, a Firearm User's (Employee's) Certificate or a certificate issued under paragraph (j) of subsection (2) of section 202 shall be granted by the appropriate authority only if he or she is satisfied that the applicant has a good reason for importing, purchasing, acquiring or having in his or her possession the firearm or ammunition in respect of which the application is made, and can be permitted to have in his or her possession that firearm or ammunition without danger to the public safety or to the peace:
Provided that such a permit, certificate or licence shall not be granted to a person whom the appropriate authority has reason to believe to be of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or to be for any reason unfit to be entrusted with such a firearm or ammunition.
(5) Subsection (1) shall not apply to the grant of any Firearm Disposal Permit.
(6) A licence or certificate shall not be issued to any person until the appropriate authority is satisfied that the appropriate duty has been paid.
(7) Where the application for a licence or certificate is refused, the applicant may, on the presentation of a certificate to that effect from the appropriate authority, obtain from the Comptroller of Inland Revenue a refund of the duty paid in respect of that application.
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