Citation(s) from the literature library

Virgin Islands (UK). 2011 ‘Seizure of Firearm and Dangerous Weapons.’ Domestic Violence Act, 2011; No. 15 (Part II, Section 8), p. 13. Road Town: Official Gazette of the British Virgin Islands. 20 October

Relevant contents

Section 8.

(1) The Court may make an order directing a police officer to seize any firearm or dangerous weapon in the possession or under the control of the respondent, if the affidavit made pursuant to section 4(3)1 contains information to the effect that

(a) the respondent has threatened or expressed the intention to kill or injure any person in a domestic relationship, including himself or herself whether or not by means of the firearm or dangerous weapon; or

(b) possession or control of the firearm or dangerous weapon is not in the best interests of the respondent or any other person as a result of the respondent's
(i) state of mind or mental condition;
(ii) inclination to violence, whether a firearm or a dangerous weapon was used in the violence or not; or
(iii) the use of or dependence on intoxicating liquor or drugs.

(2) The Court shall direct the Registrar to refer a copy of the affidavit made pursuant to section 4(3) to the Commissioner of Police for consideration in relation to the Firearms Act, if the Court had ordered the seizure of any firearm pursuant to this Act.

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