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St. Kitts and Nevis. 2002 ‘Special Restriction on Carrying of Firearms and Ammunition in Public Places.’ Firearms Act Chapter 19.05; Part IV (Section 22), pp. 19-20. Basseterre: Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis. 31 December
22. Special Restriction on Carrying of Firearms and Ammunition in Public Places
(1) The Minister of National Security may, by order, apply this section to any area, parish, district, town or village specified in such order.
(2) Every order under subsection (1)
(a) shall remain in force for a period of not more than one month (without prejudice to the power to issue a further order at or before the end of such period);
(b) shall be published in the Gazette; and
(c) may at any time be varied, altered, amended or revoked by the Minister of National Security.
[Amended by Act 6/2000]
(3) A person shall not carry any firearm or ammunition in any public place within any area, parish, district, town or village to which this section applies, except in accordance with the terms of a Firearm User's (Special) Permit.
(4) Every person who contravenes this section commits an offence and shall be liable,
(a) on summary conviction before a Magistrate, to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or 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 a fine or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding seven years.
[Amended by Act 8/1994]
(5) Where any person is arrested or legal proceedings are instituted against any person in respect of any contravention of this section, any firearm or ammunition found upon such person at the time of the arrest or at the time of the alleged contravention of this section shall be retained by the police until such time as any legal proceedings against such person in respect of such contravention are finally disposed of.